Saturday, October 16, 2010
That Sunshine Will Cost You a Chicken
Many of my fellow Crossfitters are taking the Whole 9, 30 Day Challenge... a very healthy way of eating. It's also an extremely expensive way to eat.
For years I've been buying certified organic chickens from Costco. No hormones. No antibiotics. No cages. Raised on small family farms with a strict vegetarian diet. Anyone who shops at Costco knows you have to buy in bulk. So they package two together. Yesterday I paid $18.23 for 2 organic chickens. I'll cook one up this week and freeze the other.
Byerly's and Whole Foods have the same price for their organic chickens. No hormones. No antibiotics. No cages. Raised on small family farms. But they are "free range"...they get to hang out in the sun. The price for one free range, organic chicken? $17.69.
So $18.23 at Costco or $17.69 at Whole Foods/Byerly's. You choose. But if you opt for the chicken with a tan, it will cost you a chicken.