I don't go out of my way to buy whole, slow, free range, grass fed, hormone free or even local foods. Maybe I should, but I don't. I probably wouldn't have ever tried grass fed beef if it wasn't for a drinking buddy. A couple weeks ago we were throwing a few back and he offered up a few pounds of grass fed beef from his family farm. I thought it was fabulous. It had a super beefy taste and great texture. Try some if you can find it.