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Saying Goodbye to Land O' Lakes - Where 2 Get Kerrygold Butter in SF?

foodiegrl Oct 24, 2012 01:06 PM

Hi,
After years of being a die-hard Land O'Lakes baker, I'm giving it up due to their joining DuPont and Monsanto in the fight against Prop 37. I'm not here to argue the merits or holes in the proposition, I'm just disappointed they are taking sides with THOSE people. In my preparations for my copious holiday baking (which starts with Halloween), I need a good, rich, salted alternative butter.

I've sampled Kerrygold before (it was tasty straight), and Ireland bans GMO's, so we're covered there, but where can I get it in SF where it's not $8 a pound? Any other suggestions for brands that bake up well? And before you tell me that all butter is the same, I'm convinced it's not, and have loved baking with LoL for years. Please help, or the spooky cupcakes get the axe...
TIA!

  1. foodiegrl Oct 25, 2012 04:07 PM

    Thanks, all for the responses and help. Looks like I'm tagging along with our neighbor on their next Costco run, and will keep my eyes peeled at Safeway. I'm pretty sure I have not seen it at 29th & Mission, but Diamond Heights usually comes through with some of the higher-end items.

    1. DuchessNukem Oct 24, 2012 11:03 PM

      My Costco has Kerrygold in the refrigerated cheese section. Don't recall price, sorry.

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      1. re: DuchessNukem
        Stephanie Wong Oct 25, 2012 09:56 AM

        Which of the SF Bay Area Costco warehouses is yours?

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          Cindy Oct 25, 2012 10:12 AM

          Have seen it in the Novato Costco.

          1. re: Cindy
            Stephanie Wong Oct 25, 2012 12:39 PM

            Thanks

      2. Ruth Lafler Oct 24, 2012 04:03 PM

        Any organic butter is GMO-free. I'm actually not sure what kinds of GMOs there could be in a product that only contains milk and sometimes salt.

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler
          moto Oct 25, 2012 07:32 AM

          the impact on dairy products from genetically modified crops would be of course in their feed. if consumers are committed in opposing the prevalence of g.m.'d cereals, they would avoid purchasing dairy stuff from producers feeding the cows those foods.

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            yellowstone Oct 25, 2012 07:35 AM

            Yes, conventional dairy cows can have a huge portion (a majority, even) of their diet come from GMO corn and corn silage.

            1. re: yellowstone
              Ruth Lafler Oct 25, 2012 08:47 AM

              Yes, I know that. People choose/avoid foods for different reasons. For example, some people choose organic foods because they think they are healthier; others choose them because they think organic farming methods are more sustainable, more humane and better for the environment. So I was just making a point that there's a difference between foods that *contain* GMOs and foods that are *produced* using GMOs. The first is a health and safety issue, while the second is more of a political issue (as the original poster noted she's taking a stand against a company that allied itself with Monsanto).

              1. re: Ruth Lafler
                The Chowhound Team Oct 25, 2012 12:58 PM

                Folks, while it's okay to try to clarify the original poster's requirements, this isn't really the place to engage in a discussion about GMO and its impacts.

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                  bigwheel042 Oct 25, 2012 10:07 PM

                  Science and health aside, the motive behind the OP's request makes little sense because products from animals fed GMO grain are *specifically exempted* from any labeling requirements by Prop. 37. So while Kerrygold as an Irish company probably isn't using GMO corn in cattle feed, there's no guarantee that any other butter is or isn't either, even if Prop. 37 passes.

                  1. re: bigwheel042
                    Ruth Lafler Oct 25, 2012 11:21 PM

                    Organic butter can't be from GMO-fed cattle.

        2. escargot3 Oct 24, 2012 02:12 PM

          Yo foodiegrl, Thanks for bringing this to my attn. I'm right behind ya!

          1. Melanie Wong Oct 24, 2012 01:43 PM

            Trader Joe's has good prices on Kerrygold.

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            1. re: Melanie Wong
              Mission Oct 24, 2012 10:15 PM

              Trader Joe's prices on Kerrygold is really not that good...is it?

              what area does costco display the Kerrygold?.they have butter in three different places,none which have Kerrygold in my last visits to richmond and san leandro?

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                baseballfan Oct 25, 2012 07:19 AM

                The Danville and Livermore locations have the butter in with the higher end cheeeses in the refrigerated case. I can't remember the price.

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              baseballfan Oct 24, 2012 01:16 PM

              I have purchased it at Safeway and Costco both in the East Bay but presumably Safeway would have it SF as well.

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