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How much does it cost to ship my order?

ChopLocal works hard to keep shipping costs as low as possible for farmers, butchers and meateaters. In order to do this, we have two rate areas for each seller, allowing you to purchase and receive meat from sellers closer to you at a discount.

  • Preferred Rate Area
  • Extended Rate Area

Preferred Rate Area

Within a farmer/butcher's preferred rate area:

  • Orders under $49.99 = $24.99 shipping
  • Orders over $49.99 = FREE shipping

The preferred rate area includes: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Colorado.

Extended Rate Area

Orders delivered to a farmer/butcher's extended rate area are assessed an additional $25 fee.

  • Orders under $49.99 = $49.99 shipping
  • Orders over $49.99 = $24.99 shipping

Because ChopLocal sellers ship directly from their farm or butcher shop, these rates apply to orders from a single farmer/butcher.

When will my meats ship?

ChopLocal farmers and butchers ship orders on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday unless otherwise noted. This is to avoid weekend delays and ensure that you receive your order in good condition.

How is my order kept cold?

Each of ChopLocal's farmers and butchers ship directly from their farm or butcher shop, using insulated shipping containers and coolant to ensure your meat arrives in good condition.

Different sellers use different insulation and cooling products, so if you have questions about the specific products used, please contact the seller directly.

What should I do if there's an issue?

If you do not receive your order in a timely manner or the meat has thawed, please contact within 24 hours of delivery. Check out our refund policy for more information.