We Review: Farmer’s Market Online Butcher
Online butcher, Farmer's Market, supply naturally farmed, restaurant quality Australian meat and fish to Hong Kongers. We delved into their online store to find out what they offer and give their food the all-important taste test. Read on for the chance to win a $1,000 voucher for Farmer's Market's online store.
Farmer’s Market are picky about where their meat and fish comes from. They work closely with a select few trusted farms, bringing their produce direct to the consumers of Hong Kong. And they’re passionate about ensuring that all the farms they work with have high ethical standards and sustainable farming practices. So as well as feeling comfortable about what’s in your meat (or rather, what additives and hormones will not be in it), you should be able to taste the superior quality too. They asked us to review their online store, delivery service and sample some of their products. Here’s what we thought.
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The first thing that struck me is that there is a diverse range of products available. You can order a full range of premium Australian grass fed beef and lamb, Australian pork, Huon salmon, hormone and antibiotic free Aussie and Spanish Chicken, and even Wagyu beef and duck breasts. So even the most creative of cooks should be able to track down most of their meat supplies here.
So far so good – they had pretty much everything I typically buy for family meals, plus some tempting extras such as French Trimmed Rack of Lamb and those premium grass fed beef steaks. A one-stop-shop for decent quality cuts of meat certainly beats hunting around various HK supermarkets. Both fresh and frozen meat is available, with fresh chicken being flown in weekly and fresh salmon bi-weekly. They email their customers as soon as the fresh items arrive in store and the fresh meat is guaranteed to be truly fresh, not previously frozen and then thawed.
Having said that, I did wonder where are the sausages? So I asked Farmer’s Market and they told me “We’re looking at expanding our product range at the moment and hope by around November to have free range organic chicken, fresh sausages and barramundi. We’re always seeking out new products that meet our high standards both in production methods and in quality.”
These are premium quality products at a fair price, but if you’re on the lookout for discount meat supplies then this is not the store for you. If you prioritise quality and health concerns, then you will find Farmer’s Market decently priced. They do have ‘meat packs’ available which are worth checking out if you’re feeding a crowd (or planning a BBQ!)
They deliver 5 days per week, Tuesday to Saturday, and you can get next day delivery if you order before 12 noon Monday to Friday. They use SF Express chilled trucks so that you know your meat has been kept at safe temperatures during its journey to your home. I always love a next day delivery option and give bonus points for delivering out to Discovery Bay too. I’m happy to report that when my order arrived everything was chilled or frozen as it should be.
Everything I ordered passed the all-important taste test, as you would expect for premium quality Australian meat and fish. The grass fed sirloin steak and rib eye steak were particularly juicy and delicious (and went down a treat on an ‘at home’ date night). I don’t typically buy farmed salmon, but was impressed by the flavour and firm texture of the salmon steaks. The French trimmed rack of lamb made an impressive change as a ‘Sunday roast’ and the pork and chicken made tasty midweek dinners. All-in-all Farmer’s Market lives up to expectations on taste and quality.
The ordering and delivery service were efficient and all products were delivered in good condition. For consumers looking for trusted and reliable supplies of wholesome and ethically farmed meat and fish then Farmer’s Market is a good option. The pricing is reasonable for such high quality food in Hong Kong. You can check out their website for yourself right here – Farmer’s Market.