Not Enough Freezer Space? You Can Now Rent a Meat Locker

Not Enough Freezer Space? You Can Now Rent a Meat Locker

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What's an apartment-dweller to do when you want to buy meat directly from a farmer who has raised the beef or pork you want to eat, but you don't have the space to store that much meat? Consider renting space in a meat locker.

NPR recently looked at the resurgence of the meat locker.

In a few towns in upstate New York, this old concept is making a comeback as consumers want to both save money and know where their food is coming from by buying directly from farmers.

By buying in bulk, you can save as much as $200 versus buying meat at the grocery store. The only question is, will the cost of renting space in the communal freezer outweigh that savings?

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