Preferences and requests

It is true that we have designed our provisions with a curatorial approach -- or in the simpler terms familiar to parents of small children: "You get what you get." Curating your provisions allows us to provide you with a new, varied cut mix with each delivery, which many people find exciting (but we know is not for everyone). It also ensures that all parts of the animals we source get used, which minimizes waste and helps keep prices low.    
However, we *can* take specific requests of yours, and do our best to fulfill them. Don't hesitate to ask us! These are examples of the types of requests that we're most likely to be able to fulfill:
  • Dietary restrictions, e.g., "Please don't include bacon or sausage because I can't eat anything with added sugar."
  • Variety feedback, e.g, "For the last few months you've given me ribs every time - can I get fewer ribs and more steak?"
  • Idiosyncratic preferences, e.g., "Not everyone likes putting the time into brisket right but *I do*, so more brisket please!," or, "I'm from California and love the Tri-tip (whereas most people around here don't even know what it is)... so can I have more?" 

If you'd like to make a request or express preferences, just email support@nearcountry.com and we'll tell you if and how we can accommodate. 

These guidelines apply to the curated provisions subscriptions (All-in, Essentials, and Daily Grind).  In contrast, Add-ons can always be chosen on an ad hoc basis.