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My family doesn't normally eat a lot of meat. In a typical month, we eat a vegetarian meal two or three times a week. Rose and I both agreed that continuing to eat less meat would be helpful for my budget.
Usually when I buy meat I am willing to spend extra money to buy a local, humanely raised product. Even on the USDA "Thrifty Food" budget, I still want to make a thoughtful purchase.
That's why I drove up to Silvana Meats. (There's a really great article about Silvana Meats from HeraldNet here.)
I ordered Combination #4 for just under $76. This bought me:
- 4 packs ground beef
- 1 whole chicken
- 1 ham steak
- 2 packs bacon
- chuck roast
- pork steak
- sirloin steak
- pork loin
- stew meat
But I feel good about buying local.
The MyPlate on My Budget experiment has already caused me to expand my normal shopping boundaries and explore other options. My 7-year-old and I had a fun drive up to Silvana together, and we talked about where food comes from the whole way.
That's something to feel good about too.
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