There's been a lot of chatter lately about how important it is to know where your meat comes from. This applies to all animal products, from eggs and cheese to beef and pork. Being able to stand behind your meat purchases is important for not just your health, but also the health of the planet. More and more books are coming out to try to educate customers about being responsible carnivores, some even going as far as saying that it's more important to choose and eat the right meat than skip out of the conversation altogether (and opting instead for a meatless diet).
As Martha shows us on her blog today, finding a local butcher you trust and want to support is the first step toward making smart meat purchases. Most meat that you find in supermarkets is raised on factory farms and has been fed a grain diet. She visits a store that represents the opposite: craft butchery. Saugatuck Craft Butchery butchers whole animals, from nose all the way to tail, from local farmers. Check out her interesting post here.