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If you had to choose Organic/Free Range Supermarket Meat, or Local Butchers.........

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fannyannie Fri 20-Jul-07 12:36:03

of which some is free range and others not which would you choose???

Just wondering about it this morning when I popped into a local butcher shop and "bulk" bought some meat for the freezer. Most of his meat isn't free range or organic, but it's a local, indepdent family business, whereas at Morrisons I can buy free range or organic. Morrisons I'd be "supporting" a big supermarket chain, whereas the butchers would be supporting a local company.....

So if you had to choose which would you opt for??

FioFio Fri 20-Jul-07 12:37:28

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RubeusDuck Fri 20-Jul-07 12:39:01

Local all the way if it isn't actually a hassle getting to the butcher's shop.

I'm very dubious about the benefits of "organic" over local anyway, tbh, although I do prefer free range.

fannyannie Fri 20-Jul-07 12:39:35

butchers meat - although not free range etc does look very nice (and he stocks "alternative" meats such a Kudu, Boewors (sp) and Kangaroo).

It just occured to me it was a bit of a "moral" dilema........supporting local business v "animal welfare"

SimplySparkling Fri 20-Jul-07 12:40:32

I buy most of our meat either direct from the farmer or from our local butcher who stocks only local meat, some of which is organic but mostly not. I prefer to support a local business whenever I can but, as you say, at the supermarket it is clear what is free range and/or organic.

satine Fri 20-Jul-07 12:42:39

TBH the only supermarket I trust for organic/free range meat is Waitrose. But I think it's great to support good butcher's shops. Apart from good quality, trace-able meat, they are so helpful and full of info on how to cook different meats, and how much to buy to serve any number of people!

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