Save time, money by buying meat in bulk

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Many folks are catching on to the latest trend in grocery shopping. It's an alternative to the grocery store, where you don't need to wander the aisles or even get out of the car.

Zaycon Foods offers high-quality, fresh meat in bulk that has no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. With chicken being Zaycon's most popular item, many locals in the Phoenix-area register online to see when Zaycon is holding an event in their area, and then order their packages for pick-up. The deals can save consumers up to 50 percent.

Customers can go to the Zaycon Foods website and register for free to be able to view upcoming events in the Phoenix area.

"They go online and purchase their food. They usually purchase a month in advance," says Keith Mitchell, a driver with Zaycon Foods. "Then we set up a pick-up location and a time, and they come and drive through, and we load it for them."

Chicken is by far the most-requested item. "Chicken, bacon and beef. Those are our three main ones," he says. "And then we do steaks and roasts."

For their upcoming chicken event, Zaycon will be selling fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts at $1.99/Lb (each unit contains 40 lbs). Customers pay wholesale prices.

Local Chicken Events:

Goodyear, AZ - Monday, March 2 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Desert Springs Community Church

14440 West Indian School Road

Goodyear, AZ 85395

Peoria, AZ - Monday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Apostles Lutheran Church

7020 W. Cactus Rd

Peoria, AZ 85381

Surprise, AZ - Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Surprise Church of Christ

14925 West Silverleaf Way

Surprise, AZ 85374

Phoenix, AZ - Tuesday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Deer Valley Lutheran Church

220 West Union Hills Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85027

Tempe, AZ - Wednesday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tempe Church of Christ

2424 S. Mill Ave.

Tempe, AZ 85282

Chandler, AZ - Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Faith Church of the Valley

2125 E. Chandler Blvd.

Chandler, AZ 85225

Gilbert, AZ - Thursday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Victory Tabernacle Pentacostal Church

339 S Lindsay Rd

Gilbert, AZ 85296

Queen Creek, AZ - Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Barney Family Sports Complex

22050 East Queen Creek Road

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Apache Junction, AZ - Friday, March 13 at 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

1130 E. Broadway Ave.

Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Mesa, AZ - Friday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Newlife Four Square Church

4151 East Pueblo Ave.

Mesa, AZ 85206

Mesa, AZ - Friday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Royal Garden Reception Hall

1940 East Main Street

Mesa, AZ 85203

Mesa, AZ - Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Orange Patch

2717 E. Lehi Road

Mesa, AZ 85213

Scottsdale, AZ - Saturday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Grace Chapel

8524 East Thomas Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85251