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Gainesville Cow Pool

Cow Pool Gainesville is an informal cooperative purchasing group dedicated to sourcing local, free-range and grass-fed meat affordable for middle to low-income families.

  • “Cow Pooling” is the cooperative purchase of meat animals (including cows, pigs, deer, goats and water buffalo) and butchering services for a group of families committed to opting out of the industrial meat industry.
  • “Cow Pooling” supports local farmers, ranchers, and small custom butchers.
  • “Cow Pooling” is the most cost-effective way to get free-range, grass-fed, and sometimes organic meat for your family, for usually half what you’ll pay at the grocery store.

Please check out the FAQ for all the details you could possibly want to know. If you want to know more about our farmers and butchers, read through these posts!

If this all seems like something you’re interested in, please join us! Sign up directly here. Signing up for the yahoo group does not obligate you to purchase anything.

26 Comments

  1. Lauren Young
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 18:28:00

    Hi,
    I was interested in learning more about the Cow Pool Gainesville.
    How does it work? Do you have some typical scenarios for cuts of meat
    available and prices?

    Thanks!

    Reply

    • Andi Houston
      Jan 25, 2012 @ 04:59:24

      Lauren,

      Welcome! Check out the Cow Pool FAQ page first, and let me know if you have any other question.

      Reply

  2. Caroline
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 21:08:08

    Hi Andi,

    Can you please send me an invite for the Cowpool group when you get a chance? I tried subscribing to the group but it’s been saying “awaiting approval” for about 2 weeks?
    Looking forward to some yummy beef, pork, and goat!

    Caroline

    Reply

  3. Carolyn Smith
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 20:17:57

    Please email me information about this group. Our family loves grass fed meat but we can not afford to buy at the food store.

    Reply

    • Andi Houston
      Sep 22, 2012 @ 11:58:43

      All the information about the cow pool is here on this page and the FAQ. If you’re interested, just sign up for the yahoogroup at the link above. Hope to see you there soon!

      Reply

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    Sep 24, 2012 @ 17:26:48

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  5. Jason Smith
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 19:49:21

    I am interested in participating in the cowpooling for both beef and pork. How often is meat made available?

    Reply

    • Andi Houston
      Nov 26, 2012 @ 11:21:47

      Usually 4-6 pools per year including all of the animals. Slaughtering is mostly done in the winter here, so there are very few “pools” in the summer, with a bunch happening in November and December. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Reply

  6. Sara McNair
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 19:06:53

    Can you add me to the group, please? New to gainesville and thankful to have found you.

    Reply

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  9. Erin
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 08:58:22

    Is this still an active group? My family and I have been looking for different and healthier options for meat. Please email me more information. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Andi Houston
      Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:55:56

      We are still an active group. All of the information to join the yahoo group is on the FAQ page.

      Reply

  10. Lori
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 06:12:34

    I am very interested as I just spent a whole lot more on a quarter cow. I am also interested in pork. I understand it wont be till Nov. that’s fine.

    Reply

    • Andi Houston
      Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:56:32

      If you’re interested in joining, please read the FAQ page and then join the yahoo group.

      Reply

  11. Helen James-Storey
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 21:40:42

    Hi! Would love an invitation to the cow-pool. I’ve tried to sign up a few times over the past year but the request seems to be getting lost.
    Thanks!

    Reply

  12. Helen James-Storey
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 21:41:21

    my email is hcjstorey@gmail.com

    Reply

  13. Micah Mones
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 22:00:17

    Hello, I would like to participate in cow-pool.

    -Micah

    Reply

  14. Cassi
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 22:32:02

    I would like to be a part of this. Please add me to your group!
    Thanks

    Reply

  15. Chrysta Enix
    Jun 06, 2014 @ 13:41:12

    Hi I would like to join your cowpool, could you please add me…thanks!
    Chrysta

    Reply

  16. PAMELA
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 16:20:47

    Please email more about this.

    Reply

    • Andi Houston
      Jun 18, 2014 @ 08:22:23

      Pamela, if you’re interested in joining the yahoo group please click on the link. Thank you.

      Reply

  17. PAMELA
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 16:21:26

    This is interesting.

    Reply

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