At first it is a little daunting and expensive when you purchase in bulk for beef. If didn’t have the option to get just ground or a starter kit, it would have been hard for me initially to jump in before knowing of the quality. You actually don’t realize how much meat your family eats until you begin ordering. Once you go through 60 lbs in 4 months for a family of 5, you begin realizing you can order more at one time and your kids LOVE it!