Rarely do I buy chips or candy at the store. Usually it's for a party or similiar event. When Matti sees the stuff in the buggy, she asks, "Where are we going?" When she asked this the other day, I had a different answer for her. I told her about the experiment I've been working on.
Many people new to the idea and focus of whole foods, real food or sustainable farms approach our booth, call, email or talk with me about our products. One factor some folks choose not to try grassfed or pastured products is the price. As I am in the typical grocery store I take note of the types of food in various buggies. Most contain boxed, processed, high fructose corn sugar-laden "manufactured" foods and drinks. I began to think about the choices we make. Here are a few choice/price comparisons with our least expensive item, Grassfed Ground Beef.
Item Price Weight by pkg Price/oz.
Grassfed Ground Beef $4.50 About 16-20 oz. $.23/oz.
Oreos $2.98 15 oz. $.20/oz.
Pringles $1.50 6.41 oz. $.23/oz.
Snickers $4.94 22.55 oz. $.22/oz.
Kraft Mac and Cheese $3.72 8.2 oz. $.45/oz.
Cheesy Chicken Helper $2.88 23.6 oz. $.12/oz.
Red Bull $1.88 8.4 oz. $.22/oz.
As you can see, the price for locally grown, grassfed, intensively managed, hormone, antibiotic and grain free beef is relatively close to many of the items found in peoples' cart.
It comes down to choice. You choose with your fork. You choose local farms, friends, whole foods, enlivening your local economy while boosting your health! I really don't see any option here. The point I make to people is:
We are in NO way similiar to grocery store meat, therefore our prices are higher. If you choose to buy whole foods, prepare meals at home with an occassional dinner out, you can afford to have grassfed meat spilling out of your freezer. When you quit buying pop, cereals, boxed dinners, chips, cookies and energy drinks, you'll have a much larger budget (and smaller waist) to shop for grassfed and pastured products.
Most of our customers are not wealthy monitarily, just a wealth of wisdom. For them we are grateful beyond words!
You don't have to wonder which of the above product you could live the longest~that should tell you what you need to know.
Just for fun, here's the prices, by ounces, for some of our other products.
Sirloin Tip Roast $6.85/lb. $.43/oz.
Pastured Pork Chops $6.25/lb $.39/oz.
T-Bone Steak $11.25/lb. $.70/oz.
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