when I fed raw, I got almost their entire diet for free. The only think I bought were my bone staples - chicken backs, turkey necks and leg quarters (I cut off the majority of the meat for making soup instead of going to the dogs).Will trade Engineering design work for raw food lol
All jokes aside Bartering is a really great idea! Although i wish i could find someone to give me raw food in exchange for anything really
Local hunters. Many people do their own butchering and, in some states it's legal for people to butcher for other hunters in their home. Bison, elk, moose, bear, duck and enough deer scraps to feed goodness knows how many people. They'd give me a call when they were going to have a busy day and I'd stop by the next day and I might get 10 lbs of meat or might get 50 lbs.
Local butcher gave me cast-off scraps that they would otherwise put into the rendering barrel. Goat, pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck. easily 20-30 lbs a week in the fall.
Post in your local craigslist or online yardsale site before hunting/butchering season starts and ask for freezer burned meat.
ETA: almost forgot to say to check with local taxidermists. They can be a good source.