Doc and I missed the farmer's market this weekend. He'd been working night shifts and I had a cold, so we ended up going to a local meat market (literally two blocks from us) that afternoon instead.
Harvard Meats is an all natural all organic meat market. They sell kosher meats as well. We ended up buying 2 steaks, a 2 lb roast, and a rack of pork ribs for about $30.00. Not bad, considering that meat is 10 meals for Doc and I. So far, we've just eaten the ribs and they were incredible. Their lean ground beef sells for around $4.50 a pound, but it looks/smells incredible compared to the cheaper ground beef at Walmart.
This store also sells local eggs, cheese, sausage, barbeque sauces and salsas, all organic and natural.
So, pros and cons of the meat market option compared to Wal-mart.
Organic and natural products
Supports my local economy
Most products have never been frozen (better taste)
Better quality meats
Within walking distance
Not open 24/7
More expensive than Wal-mart
So, to my surprise...buying local and organic meats is actually easier than produce. This place is open Monday-Saturday and relatively long hours while the farmer's market it twice a week and only early in the mornings...as well as seasonal. I'm not sure just yet what I will do for produce when it hits November and you can't shop at the farmer's market anymore.....