I wasn’t planning a 2nd post today…I wasn’t sure there would be a 2nd post this WEEK. Then I went over to one of my favorite blogs, The Well Fed Homestead, and read something truly sad; they are selling their dream…they are selling the farm. 🙁
As I read this post, my eyes welled up. Then I got mad.
They aren’t selling because they don’t produce quality food. On the contrary! This farm produces healthy, hormone-free, gmo-free, free-range meat. But meat that is raised responsibly, sustainably and toxin free costs more. It costs more to raise and it takes longer to produce. But we are unwilling to pay for this quality and most certainly won’t be raising and butchering their own quality meats.
Earlier this morning I read about ANOTHER beef recall due to suspected e coli contamination. Do you know that grass-fed beef is nearly impervious to such contamination?
Cheap beef comes from industrial agriculture that comes from places like this…
Quality beef, and to be fair, expensive beef comes from places like this…
Don’t even get me started on free-range vs cage-free chicken and eggs or pastured pork.
Do your research. Budget accordingly. Support LOCAL and sustainable farms whenever and where ever you can.
Ask yourself the next time you buy that chicken for 97 cents a pound…
What will this cost me in the long run?