Unfortunately Zaycon is not longer in business. GOOD NEWS. Savory Butcher is a new company with awesome prices and the same kind of system. They only ask for $10 down on your order and have regular sales & deals! CHECK THEM OUT!
If you are looking to stock your freezer for a really crazy, good price you need to look into Zaycon Fresh! Here is my Zaycon Fresh Review!
I heard about Zaycon Fresh a few years ago, back when we were living in Michigan. I WISH I had taken advantage of this amazing way to buy meat in bulk years ago!
When you have a big family….you eat a lot.
Like, didn’t we just buy milk and eggs, and bread three days ago??? A LOT!
I found Zaycon Fresh while looking at ways to save money on meat. I was seriously thinking about buying half a cow and sticking it in our freezer!
Thankfully, Zaycon keeps me from having to move to a farm and raise cattle.
This company cuts out the middleman (i.e. Grocery Store) and brings the meat from the farm directly to you.
They offer chicken breasts, bacon, ground beef, salmon, breakfast sausage, pork and more options to buy in bulk.
The typical bulk amount is 40 pounds.
Don’t be shocked at the 40 pound amount!
When you consider how much chicken or ground beef your family will eat during a 6-8 month time, it most likely is in that 40 lb range.
I am scared to even think how fast our family is going to go through 40 lbs of chicken! (insert huge eye emoji)
The price per pound for Zaycon meat can really offer some significant savings!
Here is the process from ordering on Zaycon to Pick up to Freezer
Browse Zaycon’s site and find what meats are going to be delivered to your area and when. Keep in mind that you don’t order today and pick up tomorrow. This service will definitely take a little planning on your part.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS use a coupon or discount code when ordering!!! Zaycon will regularly send you discount codes and offers in your email. Take advantage of them! This is how I got my chicken for $1.48 per pound.
I ordered my chicken at the end of August and picked it up the second week of October. I chose the location for pickup at the time of ordering. Most pickups are in a church parking lot or something similar.
On the day of pickup…
I received several texts reminding me of the time and place for pick up. I drove to the church and pulled up to a line on the side of the parked Zaycon semi truck. When it was my turn I rolled down my window and popped my trunk. They asked where I wanted my chicken loaded and confirmed my name and order. I did not get out of my car at all!
Zaycon thought ahead for me and put down this awesome plastic sheet to keep any chicken juices that may have leaked out of the box from getting into my car!
That was it. I drove home. So, so easy!
The most difficult part of this process is portioning the chicken for the freezer.
You can use a food saver or freezer bags to freeze your meat. I didn’t feel like getting out the food saver… So the trusty freezer bags came out!
The 40 lbs of chicken came fresh in a large box. These chicken breasts are MASSIVE!
I portioned out the chicken into my freezer bags based on what I would normally use for a meal for our family. I usually cook with the intention of leftovers for lunches, so my portions are larger than what we would typically eat a single meal.
I also immediately put two panfuls of chicken breasts (seasoned with salt, pepper, & garlic powder) into the oven at 375 to bake while I processed the rest of the chicken for the freezer.
I sliced up the bake chicken and froze in smaller portions for quick dinners and easy additions to salads for lunches.
If you want some of your chicken shredded, toss it in your kitchen aid and let it do all the work for you! It’s amazing how fast the kitchen aid can shred cooked chicken!
It took me less than 30 minutes to process all of the chicken and have everything cleaned up.
If you are looking to stock your freezer for a really crazy, good price you need to look into Zaycon Fresh!
If you are not sure if you will use 40 lbs of meat, consider splitting it with a neighbor or family member. It will save you both money and will give you an excuse to hang out for an hour while you portion and package the meat!
Still have questions? Watch my Facebook Live video I did on the day of pickup.
You can also leave a comment asking me any questions. You know I love to help a sister out!
Happy Freezer Stocking!