Zaycon Foods is a company that sells meat in bulk orders. Sort of a food co-op… but not really. They deliver bulk purchases at what they call ‘events’. Each event specializes in a specific product. Quality meats are their main products but according to the website they also handle:
All boneless and skinless, natural and healthy. I was pleased with the prices too!
• 100 % natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients
• Comes directly from the processor and has never been frozen
• Sold by the case — 40 lbs in each case
I have used both their boneless skinless chicken breast and thighs. VERY very pleased with both! Super easy for canning too because the meat is all prepared just plunk them in a jar and process. But I do use them both canned and from the freezer.
The chicken comes in large packages so be prepared to wrap them when you get home into serving sizes appropriate for your family. I usually wrap the breasts individually because they are big! The thighs I do in packages of 3 or 4 for my family of 4 (at home right now).
Now I'm asking zaycon for whole chickens... if you would love to see whole chickens added to their product list contact Zaycon customer service. If enough of us ask, maybe they will bring it in.
Zaycon Bacon wrapped around a Venison Roast. YUM! If you like a thick sliced bacon you'll love this bacon. We are so totally sold on Zaycon bacon I order extra the second time around so we wouldn't run out before the next bacon event. We eat bacon most mornings.
We've started a once a week tradition in our house. Salmon, home made macaroni and cheese and a veggie of choice. So good and so good for you! All I do with the salmon is sprinkle with some lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste (we like it heavy) place a few slabs of real butter on top to melt as it bakes and bake. So delicious and easy.
Here is our story... :) I am not a fish lover. My husband used to always tease me when we would go out to a seafood place and I'd order chicken. Yet I really do love Zaycon's Salmon. So far it is the only fish I can say I like.
My husband is a fish lover! We did not have fish nearly enough for him. He'd have to remind me every once in a while to make fish for him. The problem is I'd try and try, but I really don't know much about fish and only occasionally would he like the fish I baked.
He also loves Zaycons Salmon. Yay! It has been a hit every time I serve it. Both my sons at home like it too.
So both a fish lover and a non fish lover like it.
Of course I can't promise anything. I was a bit concerned because you do have to buy such a large amount and what if my husband didn't like it! But for us it is a done deal. I"ll be doing my best to keep it in stock in my freezer.
I'm also going to can some... just so I can try it out. :) I just haven't done it yet. I'll post when I do.
Hams come in a box with 2 large boneless hams. We had one for Christmas dinner and lots of leftover ham for breakfasts. The other is in the freezer waiting. I loved their hams!
I really need to get a picture of the ribs. Slow cooked with some barbecue sauce in a slow cooker is our favorite way to cook these. I've also cooked them in my pressure cooker with great results when I didn't plan ahead. Love love the Ribs.
The ground beef comes in 4 rolls of 10 pounds each. I planned on doing a post about canning beef, but I couldn’t bring myself to can it! We seldom eat beef so it was a big treat for us. We are big venison consumers. If you want to can this beef, do it the same as venison.
Beef burgers we do though. And we did. I have to say that the beef we eat we like to get locally from a friend so I don't know that we'll get more, but if you don't have access to fresh grass fed beef this is a great option.
Zaycon sausage links for a quick breakfast meat. I take these out and cook from frozen. Pretty convenient! I liked these but we are not really much for sausage links so again, these were good but not one of the stand outs.
We ordered the pork Polish Kielbasa Links sausages in our last order. I have to say I was dissapointed. We are not big kielbasa sausage eaters so I was not sure what to expect. I was hoping that these would be the spectacular meat that the other products are. They were just so-so. Certainly great for around the campfire but not the usual Zaycon high quality. In my humble opinion of course.
On a positive note.... they are marked MSG free! So if you want hotdogs, these would fit the bill.
And of course still a great price.
When I first read about “events” I wondered….. What do you mean “event”?
Not to worry, it was just like a drive through meat store. This picture is of our last event/pick up.
You place your order ahead of time and print off your receipt. It is a good idea to bring that receipt with you... but I've forgotten my receipt several times and had no problem. They are pretty well organized.
When you arrive at your event location you don’t even have to leave your car. Everyone lines up and drives past the back of the Zaycon truck. There, two friendly guys greet you with a big smile and ask your name. They then go grab your box or boxes and put it in your car. Drive away. Easy.
Click on the image or click here to go to the Zaycon website. (affiliate link, thank you!)
If you have not registered before you’ll need to enter a name and zip-code. Then you can see where and when events will be happening by you.
The closest event to me is an hour away but it appears the company is growing and will hopefully be coming closer to me. They have event locations all over the states. If there is not one near you spread the word, if they get enough interest in your area they will organize a delivery for you.
I’m really liking this system. It was so smooth and easy.
I've had several questions regarding Zaycon Foods that I didn't know the answer. So, I asked them! Here's what they say.....