One of the arguments people have with buying local is “It costs so much more.” Yesterday Boomer picked up some local ground beef (I wanted local eggs, but Ikenberry’s didn’t have any, so he picked up some Moneta meat). I work tonight and for a fast dinner they will do burgers. I save the good stuff for when I am cooking. So stopped by Kroger and picked up some burger. We don’t buy what’s the cheapest, we buy what tastes best to us, 80/20.
As you can see there is a difference in the price the local meat is $4.44 a pound and the Kroger is $3.71. The bigger difference is when it comes to the lack of packaging, the flavor, the lack of fat, higher Omega 3s, knowing the farms where the animals live, and supporting local businesses.