I love the idea of local, farm to table, and slow food. I have found that meat from local sustainable sources is at least twice the cost of grocery meat. Is it worth it? Grass fed and finished sounds good but grain finished has better marbling. Most local beef is USDA inspected but not graded. Local eggs are $5 a dozen, grocery $1.30 this week, grocery organic $3-$4. I raised chickens for eggs and understand the cost of local small production farms.