Does anyone know how Davis Sq. McKinnon's sources their meat? An "ethical omnivore" wants to know.
They're obviously not an organic, grass-fed, boutique kind of place but I have heard that most of their meat is local, which probably makes it somewhat better ethically than your standard supermarket meat (certainly in terms of food miles). Does anybody have any information on this?
thanks for posing this question. I'd like to know as well. The prices are great but I can't help wondering because of that; however I hate patronizing the "mothership in Texas" WF and while I don't buy that much meat, it's hard to afford the locally sourced meats at farmers markets..though I try to support them and me by buying as often as I can.
This isn't meant to be snarky, but why not call and ask them? To be honest, this is the only reason I buy my meats at Whole Foods: they have a labeling system, they spell everything out, and they use it consistently and on everything they sell. Otherwise I have found a variety of vague and imprecise labels on meat even at places like Savenor's, and I never really know if the counter person has any idea where something came from when I ask. But maybe if you call McKinnon's and speak with a manager-type, they could give you the rundown.