foodnews 9.22.2015 meat locker

Next time you go to the grocery store to buy meat, consider this: It would probably be much cheaper per pound to buy a whole animal directly from a farmer, eliminating the middleman.

But storage can be a problem. Most people don’t have enough freezer space for all that meat. A group in upstate New York wants to overcome that hurdle with an old concept: They’ve brought back the meat locker.

If a meat locker sounds gruesome, don’t worry. It’s really just a big walk-in freezer. Anybody who needs extra storage space can rent part of it.

Listen to the story with The Salt. 

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