Grass-fed farmers find markets online

The Boston Globe had a story this week featuring several New York State farmers who sell their grass-fed beef and lamb on the Internet.

With so much buzz about the practices of factory farms, many consumers are looking past the supermarket meat case for animals raised on grass on small farms. For people who want the meat but can’t get to a farm stand, specialty store, or farmers’ market, the Internet makes things pretty simple. Find a farm, select your cut, fill in your information, and submit your order.

For farmers, the article says, selling online is far less labor-intensive than an on-farm store.