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I don't know if this is the right board to post this on so let me know if it's not. I was just looking into buying organic meats online. $99.99 for 7 lbs. of chicken <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> Is that for real. Did I hit a bad site? I mean I could buy and raise the animals myself for cheaper than that, I think? I would really appreciate if someone could direct me to a better place to buy organic meat. And what should I watch out for? TIA
 

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Hmmm.. Can you find it locally? I think mine is like $2.50 per lb or something? for organic free range chicken. Eggs are like $1.50 or so per dozen. Maybe there was a big shipping fee? Ask at your local HFS, you can just call them, they usually know who you need to get in touch with. We also get our beef by buying a whole one,a nd keeping it in the freezer, it lasts me and my ILs a year, and it so much better! I think it averages $2.50 or so per lb, too. You can also buy beef by the 1/2, and it's cheaper. You get all of the cuts, processed the way you like.
 

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Does that include shipping? Shipping on meat is *expensive* because it requires special packaging and overnight delivery.<br><br>
If that doesn't include shipping... well, it must be gilt in gold or something. I usually pay about $2.25/lb for organic pastured chicken.
 

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It may depend on the kind of chicken. Around here organic boneless skinless chicken breasts are about $8-10/lb.<br><br>
Whole chickens are cheaper, but still pretty darned expensive.
 

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That is the most expensive part!! Local prices are about $3.00 a pound here.<br><br>
I work for a butcher shop and my personal thoughts on this is buying local and no anti-biotic or growth hormones are more important than organic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I hope ths helps.
 

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dang, for bonesless skinless chicken breast the most expensive I have seen is $6 - $7 per pound (which is outrageous). SO that would translate at most to $49. (which for the record I would give up chicken before i paid that much!!) i agree look around for local range birds. I get whole chickens for about $1.50 per pound and chicken breasts for about $4 per pound. They are almost organic.
 

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$2.25 for pastured poultry.<br><br>
I would rather a pastured bird than one labeled organic which had some lame living conditions.<br><br><br>
Healthy happy birds on some green pasture is what we eat for $9.50 per bird. We use every inch of that thing too and get our money out of it.
 

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That is actually about what it is in the HFS around here. There is very little organic meat around here, and what does exist is horribly expensive. Want a small $40 steak? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
This is why I strongly contest that it really depends on where you live as to whether or not organic is even in the realm of reality for a tight budget.<br><br>
I have heard about a farm about an hour from here where I can get chicken and beef for a better price, but you have to buy in much bigger quantities than I can manage, and it is still about 3 times what conventional meat is. (it isn't officially "organic" either, but advertises as transitioning toward an organic operation)
 
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