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I live in Chester County but can drive into Montgomery County (maybe even DE county).......looking for a place that has the best selection and best price on organic meat. My family eats a lot lol<br>
Only place Ive found any is at Whole Foods in Devon/Wayne....but there has got to be other places, right?<br>
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I live in Glenside, and we have a Farmer's market at the train station from April-October (I haven't been this year yet, though...). Last year there was an organic meat producer (? grower? not really sure of the word) who came weekly and had some nice meats and cheeses.
 

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Susan, you joined the FNL group, didn't you? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Ask there, there are folks with lots of good resources including our co-op.<br><br>
Also, you're in Exton, right? Morgantown is about 40 minutes from you. Check out Hartz Natural Foods on rt. 10, about 1/2 mile south of 23. Take 100 north to 23 and turn left, then left on 10 and it's on your left. The sign is hard to see, so watch carefully. I've been there a dozen times and I still blow past it sometimes. The sign is at the top of a long driveway, you can't see the store from the road. You have to drive down a long hill to the farm and the store is in an old barn. It's very worth it. They sell their own organic chicken and beef at awesome prices, plus Shelton's turkey products and local pork.
 

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Here is a web site with listings in PA for grass-fed meat:<br><a href="http://www.eatwild.com/products/pennsylvania.html" target="_blank">eat wild</a>.<br>
There also is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in Glenmoore called <a href="http://maysiesfarm.org/csa/index.html" target="_blank">Maysie's Farm</a>. That is probably about 20 minutes from you. You have to buy a share to get a weekly assortment of local organic vegetables. The farm has joined with other farms to get raw dairy, meat, pork, chicken, and eggs that you can order each week. I don't know if they are taking any more members. I go to a farm in Montgomery County called <a href="http://www.hendricksfarmsanddairy.com" target="_blank">Hendrick's</a>. They have raw dairy cow/goat (milk, butter, cheese, cream), meat, lamb, goat, chicken, and eggs. You can also look on the <a href="http://realmilk.com/where4.html#pa" target="_blank">Real Milk</a> web site to find raw dairy farms in PA. Not all the farms are certified organic, but practice the organic methods. Certification is expensive for a small farm. Are you familiar with the Weston Price Foundation?
 

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Tara...I just got the paperwork yesterday, so I haven't officially joined yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
And NTFather....thanks for all the links...off to check them out!
 

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NTFather, excellent suggestions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hendrick's would be about an hour and a half from her, though. Quite a hike. She's much closer to ******'s Natural Foods in Bird-in-Hand. I used to go to Hendrick's, but I've switched allegiences <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
There is also someone who sells pastured meat at the Phoenixville Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. I can't remember the name of the farm, but I'm going to try to check it out tomorrow.
 

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Ooh, ooh ooh! I just found another resource for you, Susan, much closer! Every Saturday, there is a farmer's market in Phoenixville - <a href="http://www.phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org" target="_blank">www.phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org</a>. There is an Amish farmer who comes out from Lititz with raw dairy and pastured meats. His prices are the best I've seen. He does have a delivery charge for coming up there, which brings his prices up to about the average I've been paying elsewhere. (As opposed to ordering from Levi ******, who's prices start out average, but he adds on a 20% delivery charge). I will be special ordering stuff from him in the future and picking it up on Saturdays. I forgot to ask him if I can call orders in to him or if I'll have to order one week for the next week's delivery, but I got his brochure so I'll call and ask him that on Monday. Anyway, he's Sustainable Living Acres. He's not listed in <a href="http://www.realmilk.com" target="_blank">www.realmilk.com</a>, interestingly given that he had a lot of the WAPF literature.
 
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