Today at Lees, the great locally owned and run supermarket across the border in Westport, Mass, I was on the hunt for a whole chicken for company coming tomorrow night who are fussy eaters. We do eat chicken, I was told. Don’t you just HATE picky eaters? No broccoli, they said, No cauliflower. And these are adults. Sheesh.
In front of me in the chicken case sat this vacuum-sealed bag o’chicken, not particularly pleasant looked, vacuumed so much that the chicken looked like an A-cup breast.
Buy Local! Free Range! No Hormones! No Antibiotics! Pasture Fed! Eat Real Food!
The bird weighed 5.3 pounds. Wanna guess the price? Close your eyes and guess before looking at the second photo.
How close were you? I was shocked when I turned the bird over and saw the price tag. Shocked, and I’m not one who shops by price. Now you tell me, would YOU pay that egregious amount to buy local? I didn’t. I brought home a better looking bird, four pounder, for just over $12.00 and even THAT is expensive, but hey, I got what I needed.