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Oct 6, 2013 12:27 PM

Who has better prices for Organic Beef and Chicken in SD?

Who has better prices for Organic Beef and Chicken in SD? I can't buy a whole cow, I don't have the room for it. Please let me know who has the better prices? Could it be Costco, Sprouts, trader joes, fresh and easy, or anywhere else?

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  1. Organic can mean a lot of things- can you narrow it down?

    Grass fed? Free range? No hormones? Corn-finished?

    And prices "better" than where?

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    1. re: Fake Name

      "Organic" really cannot "mean a lot of things." There is a government standard that has nothing to do with grass/grain fed or finished. Both can be organic, if the feed the animals were fed was organic. Also, artificial growth hormones ad antibiotics are not allowed.

    2. Organic beef and chicken? Puh-leeze.

      Give me fat. Give me tender. Give me richly flavorful meat and poultry for less than $24 a pound.

      Heck, for that matter, give me lard. Give me salt. Butter. Charcoal-grilled food.

      I'd rather die a few years earlier happy than a few years later because I ate "organic" stuff all my life.

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      1. re: DoctorChow

        Organic beef and chicken is still beef and chicken, not soy.

        1. re: MrKrispy

          I guess I don't follow your meaning, MrK.

        2. re: DoctorChow

          I hope you are not serious but it sounds like you have little idea what organic actual means. Treating animals according to organic standards (and beyond) yields in much more flavorful chicken, pork and beef (and allows the animals to be treated in much better way). Anybody who eats meat (foodie or not) should care how animals are treated. And have you ever tried organic (which is often but not always) grassfed beef - if you want flavorful beef instead of the watery tasting stuff you get for cheap at the supermarket. Same with chicken - if you ever have eaten an organic chicken preferable from a farm which goes beyond the organic standards you will see how flavorful chicken can be compared to any of the industrial chicken you get in the supermarket for cheap - quality and good flavor are expensive as it takes time to let the animals raise naturally to develop their full, natural flavor

          1. re: honkman

            I definitely do care how animals are treated. That's a completely different subject.

            I don't agree with you that "organically-fed" animals produce better tasing meat.

            I don't think that organic fruits and vegetables taste better either.

            I do think that all foods that come directly from the farm taste better than those that take more time to reach us. That's different than "organic".

            And I do know what "organic" means.

            1. re: DoctorChow

              The laws for "organic" also include parts how animal have to be treated not only how the are fed. (Any many farms who are organic often go beyond these standards and I wish they would even expand the rules how animals have to be treated to be organic certified). As I said you seem to not really know what the rules for organic are.

              1. re: honkman

                Honkman, please don't assume I'm ignorant because we don't agree. No need to pick a fight.

                Although organic rules assure good animal treatment, that doesn't mean that non-organic meat comes from mis-treated animals.

                1. re: DoctorChow

                  There are small farms which follow organic regulations (and beyond) and are not certified because of costs but you won't get these in your standard supermarkets. I doubt you will find any non organic meat in a supermarket where the animal are not mis-treated. You might find it at some farmer's market etc but again it will cost its price which you think is not worth it from your first post

        3. By better prices, I meant cheaper. But organic is never cheap.

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