Like liberal arts students, free-range livestock are left unshackled to cultivate their taste, though they may have trouble finding a job. Enjoy refined proteins with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of meats from Engleking's Country Beef Shop. This Groupon is valid at Engleking’s Charlottesville store, or at the following farmers' market locations.
For more than 70 years, the Engleking family has raised fresh, all-natural Holstein beef and Berkshire pork products on their sprawling Charlottesville farm. Livestock graze serenely on open pastures, where they are fed with Engleking's homegrown grain and free from the harmful influence of hormones, steroids, Looney Tunes, and antibiotics. The naturally raised beef cultivates a more tender flavor, its taste sustained by Engleking's methodical dry-aging process, where a polar wind-powered pinwheel cools freshly trimmed beef for up to a month, activating natural enzymes that break down tough tissues and proteins. Inaugurate a new grill without hiring a chief justice to cover you in marinade by cooking up juicy cuts such as the savory 8 oz. beef filet ($12.50), a thick chuck roast ($4/lb.), or a seasoned summer sausage ($5 each). Meanwhile, Berkshire pork breeds produce well-marbled jumbo pork chops ($4 each) and fresh, sizzle-ready bacon ($5/lb.).