With the Abbott Government taking chunks out of your household budget, you might be scratching your head about how you can continue to eat well at home? One clever way is by avoiding fancy retail fit-outs by doing your meat buying direct from the wholesaler.
Haverick Meats, whose products are used at restaurants like The Apollo, Hartsyard and Sokyo, run a Saturday store (8am-2pm) from their Banksmeadow warehouse.
You’ll find everything from flavoursome lamb merguez sausages (free from both gluten and preservatives) to Aylesbury duck breasts, to Junee or Flinders Island lamb, to rumps of grass-fed Australian Grasslands beef.
You’ll also find butchers on hand to trim things to your specifications, or to help find you particular cuts that aren’t on display.
Outside the cool room, you’ll see a range of products including my favourite sourdough from Infinity Bakery, as well as standout Little General olive oil.
And while you’re packing everything away into your freezer bags, you can tuck into a roll of spit-roasted meat from their on-site rotisserie for free!