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Where do you live? How much are 1 doz. eggs, 1 gal. milk and 1lb of beef? (UPDATE)

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 16, 2011 at 3:10 AM

I live 90 miles north of Spokane WA.

1 doz free range organic eggs are roughly $4.50

1 gal of raw milk is $9.

1 lb of grass fed ground been is about $6.

Curious about other areas.

UPDATE

According to this crazy accurate poll (I averaged the three items):

The overall average price of the three items is $5.65.

Most Spendy - San Francisco at $9.33.

Least $$$ - Southern New Hampshire at $3.35.

Tip: If you do the raw milk - get thee to an Amish Farm if you can. Best prices by FAR!

EGGS -

Cheapest - Military Commissary Okinawa Japan at $2.

Most $$$$ - San Fran at $7.50.

Beef -

Cheapest - New Hampshire at $3.7 per lb.

Most $$$$ - Ny, NY - $8.99.

Milk -

Least $$$$ - Maryland $3 gallon (Amish)

Most $$$ - San Francisco at $12 a gallon.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on June 26, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Vancouver is such a big city though...I suspect you can beat the prices when you add in gas if you know where you are looking. And don't forget Granville Island.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on June 26, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Bellinghampster here. We do not have a lot of co-ops and hippies. We have one (good) food coop with 2 locations and sadly the hippies are dying out. But we have an awesome farmer's market Saturdays 10-3, a second "health food store" - Terra Organica, also downtown, and a Trader Joe's that makes us a Mecca for Canadians. The TJ's is a source of cheap (if imported) grassfed beef. The grassfed beef at the Co-op is slightly more but local. I think the cheapest truly pastured eggs I've found NOT at the farmer's market were at the Market at Lakeway, for 6.99/dz.

B12561b04f6ea052f198915c2017fd8b

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on June 26, 2012
at 07:28 PM

Just curious where you buy grass fed ground beef in the area? I live in Lebanon and work in Lancaster and I don't see it advertised much even though I see pastured eggs and raw milk everywhere.

372b93a3bed51b83d2d80d00de6aa97d

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on June 26, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Oops...I thought this was a recent question. Looks like it was just recently updated.

372b93a3bed51b83d2d80d00de6aa97d

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on June 26, 2012
at 06:30 PM

David F, where do you get your grassfed ground beef? I'm in Southern NH (Hampton) as well, and the cheapest I've found is $5 to $6 lb at Market Basket.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on September 07, 2011
at 08:06 PM

I'm going to put that market into my GPS. Where do you get your milk?

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on September 07, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Katherine, how would I test this? Strauss has both pasteurized AND raw milk. At least they used to. My Whole Foods stopped carrying it, so I don't know anymore.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 20, 2011
at 12:49 AM

I lived in Cobleskill for exactly 6 months - best thing about that area were all of the farms!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 19, 2011
at 11:00 PM

It's be worth springing for the Victoria Clipper ticket to get some milk in Seattle! Geeeesh! Spendy!

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

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on July 18, 2011
at 09:34 PM

Matt that must be the Pacific Pastures ground beef - same price at Good Life in SF. Also in SF I can get Alexander Valley pastured eggs at Andronico's (the most expensive grocery in town), or Sinclair Family pastured eggs at Canyon Market also in SF (Glen Park - ok THAT'S the most expensive store in town).

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on July 18, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Yep, that's what I'm seeing in SF too. The 1 lb bags of Pacific Pastures ground beef from Good Life are a little cheaper - so I sure hope they aren't scamming me because I buy it often. I was telling a friend about the egg prices and his jaw dropped; he's from the backwoods in West Virginia and has his own coop (and goats for their own milk - I'm so jealous). At the local farmers' market CAFO eggs are barely a dollar a dozen - so $4.00/doz for pastured seems like highway robbery to him.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on July 17, 2011
at 11:22 PM

*lol* True- "my farm" is an Amish farm- so is the health food store, actually. Another farm where I get pastured chicken and pork is plain Mennonite. Quality varies from farm to farm. For example, my dad's neighbor actually eats margarine (ew!) but his eyes lit up when I mentioned how much pastured turkey goes for. :-D The farm I get my milk from is a private buyers club, and they follow WAPF. They even sell NT and have tons of WAPF flyers. Love them! And I KNOW how well pastured their animals are, I always see the Jerseys grazing, and almost ran over the chickens several times.

3874fa3e7624fb3134013c43766b6eba

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on July 17, 2011
at 03:06 PM

Josh - I searched PaleoHacks for 'Edmonton' and came up with your post here and one other. We are heading to Edmonton today (with 2 kids) and will be hotel-living this week. Wanted to know an insider's scoop on where to eat for local/organic/paleo foods. Please feel free to contact me by email as I haven't figured out a way to message another user in PH. marniewhite (at) shaw (dot) ca

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 17, 2011
at 01:12 AM

@ Ben - NO they have Das Internet - geeesh!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 17, 2011
at 01:11 AM

It is OFFICIAL - LANCASTER PA IS THE MOST PALEO PLACE OF ALL!!!! How much space ya' got in your diggs WordVix??? We're comin' to camp in your backyard! Actually, I've spent some time there - the Amish prolly have a bunch to do with this - in your opinion, how do they treat their animals?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 17, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Really - I had not idea! Any more info?

Ab0369a70755bd07f44292b4ca8b2260

(1579)

on July 16, 2011
at 11:14 PM

The Amish do not treat their animals well. Since that is important to me, I would never in a million years buy from the Amish. I'd rather pay more to someone who treats the animals well.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 16, 2011
at 09:02 PM

they have the internet in germany?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 08:28 PM

I realized right after posting this question I was making a very American-centric assumption about the use of $dollars :) Thanks for doing the conversion and playing along.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 07:06 PM

Hack my Piggyback! Show us your best before and after piggyback! Please file these two topics away for future use. I want to SEE!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:55 PM

Dang - went out on a limb - wish I lived closer to you NYers, Looks like PersonMan may be the closest hacker to me! It is my goal to meet him and get a picture of me giving him a piggy back ride! Just because.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 06:48 PM

Meredith! I approve of your clever subversive ways to finagle a "meat and greet" :) - great use of The Force +72! ::whispers:: Been in Brooklyn for 6-years :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Future - JeSuis down below is near all y'all too. She's a great cook, lifts like a dude and is new to NY.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:20 PM

Futureboy too!.........

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(5639)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:15 PM

Ben, I'd be willing to chip in for a cow-share...

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:12 PM

So that makes grass fed beef about $9 per lb, you guys have some cheap meats there. Thats why i rather eat wild fish because its cheaper. Gallon raw milk $20 here, crazy expencive, but i dont drink milk. I wish i could buy raw cream instead. But not available.

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:44 PM

what do you guys think of the Trader Joe's dark yolk Omega-3 eggs? only 2.79 in the greater L.A. area.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:17 PM

co-ops? Like a farmer's market...? In Canada?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:22 PM

Did you really think I was trying to do an informal analysis of food prices? No! - Hidden agenda was matchmaking - all along. Now to find a gal in PersonMan's area hmmmm. I think I can actually pull that off!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:08 PM

I did notice that, yes. M, you playing match maker;)?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:34 PM

Maybe not as close as I thought, Blaine is the crossing. But you will be about 30 miles from Bellingham, WA - there are a lot of co-ops and hippies. The word "sustainable" is overused there, but nice all the same.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:30 PM

JJ - Ben61... is near you .... what' up???

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Ben - did you notice jesuisj... below? She's in Brooklyn too. I don't know your situation, or hers, but the buying power of two people can really cut those NY costs winkwinkwink...:)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:55 PM

great edit. Happy that I could help get NY to the most$$$$ for beef;)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Thanks meredith. ANy recollections of source names or locations? I will be near the border between canada and us?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:30 PM

No - but we used to live close to there. My husband worked at North Cascades National Park and would have to cross through Surrey to get to his post at Hozomeen - the north end of Ross Lake. I think Hope is not far from there and if I remember their shops were good.e

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

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on July 16, 2011
at 01:31 PM

sara, what makes you think your baby is lactose intolerant rather than dairy protein (casein etc) intolerant?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 16, 2011
at 12:47 PM

Jeff you can buy raw milk from most farmers market via organic pastures. It's $7/half gallon. Or you could get Trader joes organic cream top which is pasteurized but not homogenized and better quality then Organic Pastures imo, it's also only 3.50/half gallon. What I want to know is where is this trader joes with $3 O3 eggs, its $4 over here in the southbay.

15ce6e95b7a0d7de0a81a8616e594791

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on July 16, 2011
at 08:03 AM

it's not always closed but you know the deal you have to check the red tide line red tides happen in the warm months and effect geoducks along with other shellfish There maybe specific beach closures also so sometimes you can dig in some areas and not others

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on July 16, 2011
at 06:27 AM

where is raw milk that cheap in LA?

32937bdb4caf053e7aa39693fadd2282

(547)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:53 AM

Strauss milk isnt raw its pasteurized but not homogenized. If i could get raw milk for 9 dollars a gallon id drink a gallon every day! You should consider yourself lucky

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:37 AM

Totally jealous about the eggs.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 04:34 AM

woah @mulletard seriously? i grew up digging at seabold, dosewallips, on bainbridge, etc. my last adventure onto the flats about 7 years ago in june. this makes me sad :(

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:30 AM

Sucks you have to pay extra for everything living in a very cool city =) Notice my cheap prices, because I live in the armpit of America!

15ce6e95b7a0d7de0a81a8616e594791

(20)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:20 AM

generally you can't dig any clams in the summer because of red tide and yes goeducks are closed right now because of it :(

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:20 AM

Strauss raw is $3 or $4 a quart. I never bought raw milk since it's so expensive, but now I think I have to 'cause my baby is lactose intolerant, even to cream.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:19 AM

Ouch! That milk price...intolerable!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:17 AM

In San Jose it's about the same, but the raw pastures milk is $8/ half gallon at the store.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 04:11 AM

@thevansleaving Oh YES they sure do still sell milk in glass bottles :) It's fairly prevalent here. You leave a deposit and return when finished - or keep as a vase.. or a nice vessel for your ice coffee concentrate that you just made :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 04:09 AM

@meredith - Going 'ducking, then, or just buying? Easy peasy at Pike Place for sure. It's nice as sashimi or just use like you would a clam. Oh hell - here is a few of my faves :) If you like sushi, hands down Maneki in the International District. Uwajimaya grocery is down there, too, and is amaaaaazing. Dinner/Lunch: Etta's, Salumi, Dahlia Lounge, Crow, 5-Spot. Breakkie: Etta's, The Dish, 5-Spot, 22 Doors. Alki Bakery has options for you and is across from the beach. Bars: 9lb Hammer, Linda's, Bathtub Gin. Coffee: Vivace, Victrola. Macrina Bakery. Have FUN! Jealous :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Well not originally from WA - I'm originally from RI, we'ved moved like a zillion times since.

Ab0369a70755bd07f44292b4ca8b2260

(1579)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:56 AM

But I'll bet it's really beautiful where you live! Exciting to have your own chickens!

15ce6e95b7a0d7de0a81a8616e594791

(20)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:52 AM

if you are really looking for geoducks try uwajimaya they always have them it's in the international district near the amtrack/safeco field they're alive!!!!!!!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:51 AM

That egg price is killer!

D5e5788865a3d9a17a729097186e465f

on July 16, 2011
at 03:46 AM

Ah I miss seattle so much! That is my true home! Have fun, seattle is an amazing place! And also, WHAT they still sell milk in glass bottles!?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:43 AM

Oh yes, we do. Actually I just started raising my own chickens. I was just wondering what people would see in their local store. I live in podunk-ville and the good stuff is spendy :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on July 16, 2011
at 03:42 AM

We are headed to visit family in Sea-diggity. Off to Safeco, Alki Beach and Pikes Place (hunting for the elusive geoduck.

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A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on July 16, 2011
at 01:05 PM

Poulsbo, WA in the house! Organic eggs from farmer's market around 4-5 bucks a dozen although now I think my husband has a connection at work for eggs for 3 bucks...we'll see how that goes. Milk, only goat's milk available at our market is 8 bucks, 1/2 gallon. I buy Twin brooks creamery milk, non-homagenized for around 4 bucks a gallon, and beef from Farmer Tom at the market for about 7-12 a pound, depending on the cut. I consider us pretty lucky regarding prices...it breaks my heart to see people have to pay so much more for different things in different areas of the country.

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Ab0369a70755bd07f44292b4ca8b2260

on July 16, 2011
at 03:38 AM

Los Angeles-Free Range Omega 3 eggs $3.00 a dozen from Trader Joe's. Grass Fed ground beef is $5.99 a pound from Henry's, steaks more. I don't drink milk but a quart bottle of raw milk is about $3-$4.

I would think you would have some good farmer's markets or could get directly from a farmer up there, no?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 16, 2011
at 12:47 PM

Jeff you can buy raw milk from most farmers market via organic pastures. It's $7/half gallon. Or you could get Trader joes organic cream top which is pasteurized but not homogenized and better quality then Organic Pastures imo, it's also only 3.50/half gallon. What I want to know is where is this trader joes with $3 O3 eggs, its $4 over here in the southbay.

Ab0369a70755bd07f44292b4ca8b2260

(1579)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:56 AM

But I'll bet it's really beautiful where you live! Exciting to have your own chickens!

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:27 AM

where is raw milk that cheap in LA?

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:44 PM

what do you guys think of the Trader Joe's dark yolk Omega-3 eggs? only 2.79 in the greater L.A. area.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:43 AM

Oh yes, we do. Actually I just started raising my own chickens. I was just wondering what people would see in their local store. I live in podunk-ville and the good stuff is spendy :)

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306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on July 20, 2011
at 01:59 PM

Rural Northern Nevada:

Eggs from a farm (not necessarily truly free range, but moreso than most of the "free range" eggs found in stores - the place we usually buy from has them in outdoor coops) are $1.50-$3/dozen ($3 seems to be the going price in Reno, but it's cheaper out here), at least this time of year. Conventional eggs are a bit cheaper.

Last time we ordered a partial cow (a few months ago), it was in the range of $2.50/lb. Conventional meat is less - we generally pay under $2/lb, (though that may be for less than prime cuts on clearance). Another local ranch (which does online ordering and shipping) is more like $4.50/lb, which is still less than most of you all are paying, probably even after the shipping, so give them an order! http://www.millsranch.org/. I've been to the ranch, and they're a good place.

No clue about milk, since we don't buy it, and raw isn't legal so I'm not finding it on craigslist. I'm seeing $9/gallon just over the California border. I think conventional was around $4 a gallon when we got some recently to bottlefeed a goat. We occasionally barter with our neighbor for goat milk.

Downsides: If you don't buy from farms, your only option is conventional grocery stores (or driving at least an hour). This also means that availability and pricing is somewhat seasonal. We utilize Amazon for a lot of our non-perishable shopping because there aren't good options locally for a lot of what we want. And it's pretty much the middle of nowhere, and not quite my cup of tea culturally.

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D5c5e773d57efd5156e26e8871e3f369

on July 20, 2011
at 12:31 AM

Albany, NY -

Dozen Pastured Eggs: $3 - $5 (avg. $4)

1 Gallon Raw Milk: $5 (plus an hour's worth of gas roundtrip)

1lb Grass Fed Beef: $6 - $10 (avg. $8)

The nice thing is all of the products are truly local. The price differences are "direct from farmer" vs. markup at the markets or local health food store.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on July 20, 2011
at 12:49 AM

I lived in Cobleskill for exactly 6 months - best thing about that area were all of the farms!

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on July 19, 2011
at 09:42 PM

Victoria, BC Canada

1 dozen local organic farm eggs : 6.00

1 gallon of non-homogenized organic pasteurized (can't legally buy raw in canada)milk: $17.20 (Insane I know - need to find a better source b/c I don't buy from this one)

1 lb grass fed beef: $6.75

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 19, 2011
at 11:00 PM

It's be worth springing for the Victoria Clipper ticket to get some milk in Seattle! Geeeesh! Spendy!

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D5e3f40f7096d9761bd734f4d3ef9c30

on July 17, 2011
at 02:25 AM

a week ago in Kansas City, on the Kansas side: pasteured eggs (Mennonite farmers) were $6 for 18 count Raw milk (Mennonite farmer) runs around $7 a gallon if you belong to the dairy CSA plus $4 for the bottle deposit. They had a try it with 1/2 gallon for free if you paid the bottle deposit. Grass fed beef or lamb $5 to $8 per lb. depending on cut (both grass finished also) and *Local *Grass fed/finished Bison around $6/lb for ground. Our Trader Joes just opened yesterday and I haven't gotten over there to check out prices, but right now I'm happy with the quality and prices from the Farmers Market. I forgot to add that a local nursery (plants) has free range chickens already frozen for $2.99 a lb which is outstanding. They are way out in the country and you never know if that chicken you bought is one you saw running down the driveway a couple weeks ago as you pulled in.

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E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

on July 16, 2011
at 11:06 PM

Lancaster, PA

Pastured eggs: from $2.75/doz to about $3.50/doz. I actually pay $2 for a flat (1 1/2 doz) because a co-worker is also a farmer and he likes us. Everyone else gets charged a mite more (about $3/flat).

Raw Milk- I pay $5.50/gallon for Jersey milk straight off the farm. I've seen it in retail at about $3 for a half gallon for Holstein (but, yuck! Tried it once.) I've seen local listings for Jersey milk at $3 a gallon, but that's a bit below the going rate, so I didn't bother seeking out the farm as that makes me think they may not be up to snuff and I don't want to deal with the hassle of finding the place and then analyzing it. Plus, where I go now is super convenient- practically across the street from a health food store. :-)

Ground Beef (pastured)- $4.50-$4.75/lb where I get it (same beef, the cheaper is at the health food store, the pricier is on the farm- I don't think it's THEIR beef- but sometimes the store is out, so I pay more at the farm). I've seen it at another farm for over $5/lb.

I should point out that cage free/"free range" eggs in the grocery store are about $3.50/doz but are rarely actually pastured, regular ground beef is between $3.50 and $4/lb usually, and regular milk is about $3.50 a gallon (I think). So, for about $2 extra a week, I eat a LOT better. Though it is a little more running- takes me about an hour every weekend to hit the farm and health food store. There are no Whole Foods or Trader Joes around here, but a lot of little mom & pop type health food stores- one of which carries Green Pastures products at the same or lower price as ordering in bulk online. Yay!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 17, 2011
at 01:11 AM

It is OFFICIAL - LANCASTER PA IS THE MOST PALEO PLACE OF ALL!!!! How much space ya' got in your diggs WordVix??? We're comin' to camp in your backyard! Actually, I've spent some time there - the Amish prolly have a bunch to do with this - in your opinion, how do they treat their animals?

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on July 17, 2011
at 11:22 PM

*lol* True- "my farm" is an Amish farm- so is the health food store, actually. Another farm where I get pastured chicken and pork is plain Mennonite. Quality varies from farm to farm. For example, my dad's neighbor actually eats margarine (ew!) but his eyes lit up when I mentioned how much pastured turkey goes for. :-D The farm I get my milk from is a private buyers club, and they follow WAPF. They even sell NT and have tons of WAPF flyers. Love them! And I KNOW how well pastured their animals are, I always see the Jerseys grazing, and almost ran over the chickens several times.

B12561b04f6ea052f198915c2017fd8b

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on June 26, 2012
at 07:28 PM

Just curious where you buy grass fed ground beef in the area? I live in Lebanon and work in Lancaster and I don't see it advertised much even though I see pastured eggs and raw milk everywhere.

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3eb3f79868b24b3df4450ea2d4f9a5d5

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on July 16, 2011
at 07:39 PM

Germany, Lower Saxony, Twist

Free range pastured eggs: $2.54/dozen

Raw milk: $2.67/gallon

Grass-fed ground beef: $3.80/lb

All prices after currency conversion, obviously. Food is cheap in western Lower Saxony: Great if you can live with the digital diaspora and cultural wasteland.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 08:28 PM

I realized right after posting this question I was making a very American-centric assumption about the use of $dollars :) Thanks for doing the conversion and playing along.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 16, 2011
at 09:02 PM

they have the internet in germany?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 17, 2011
at 01:12 AM

@ Ben - NO they have Das Internet - geeesh!

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5927fed12ed9538e57f14f5b1bddd9c1

on July 16, 2011
at 06:27 PM

Great post

Austin, TX

Free Range, Cage Free eggs, locally raised $4.99 /12

Pure Thai Coconut Milk - what i drink Silk coconut (more sugar and stuff) about 2.99/ gallon for both

1lb Farmers Market, Free Range Grass Fed Ground Beef 9.00/lb

1
76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Toronto, Ontario (no raw milk)

Farmers market:

  • Pastured eggs: $5/dozen
  • GF ground beef: $4-5/lb

Whole Foods

  • Organic eggs: $7/dozen
  • GF ground beef: $7.50/lb

Whole Paycheck strikes again!

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28b5f648e0f5d92dd2c7edac38361d99

(265)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:17 PM

Vancouver, Canada

free range organic eggs are 5.99/doz grass fed organic ground beef from the local farmers market is 8.00/lb i have never seen raw milk around here unfortunately.

1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:27 PM

NW Ontario:

Eggs: 3.50/doz(small chicken farm nearby) beef: $2.50/lb(Arborg MB source) milk: ???

?: Does anyone have any sources for SURREY BC CANADA and area(specifically SOUTH SURREY BC)? I will be heading there in a short time and would like to get tha 'hook up'.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:17 PM

co-ops? Like a farmer's market...? In Canada?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:30 PM

No - but we used to live close to there. My husband worked at North Cascades National Park and would have to cross through Surrey to get to his post at Hozomeen - the north end of Ross Lake. I think Hope is not far from there and if I remember their shops were good.e

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Thanks meredith. ANy recollections of source names or locations? I will be near the border between canada and us?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:34 PM

Maybe not as close as I thought, Blaine is the crossing. But you will be about 30 miles from Bellingham, WA - there are a lot of co-ops and hippies. The word "sustainable" is overused there, but nice all the same.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on June 26, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Vancouver is such a big city though...I suspect you can beat the prices when you add in gas if you know where you are looking. And don't forget Granville Island.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on June 26, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Bellinghampster here. We do not have a lot of co-ops and hippies. We have one (good) food coop with 2 locations and sadly the hippies are dying out. But we have an awesome farmer's market Saturdays 10-3, a second "health food store" - Terra Organica, also downtown, and a Trader Joe's that makes us a Mecca for Canadians. The TJ's is a source of cheap (if imported) grassfed beef. The grassfed beef at the Co-op is slightly more but local. I think the cheapest truly pastured eggs I've found NOT at the farmer's market were at the Market at Lakeway, for 6.99/dz.

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0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

(4528)

on July 16, 2011
at 02:06 PM

San Antonio, Texas:

??? Raw milk gallon - $6
??? 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef - $3.50
??? Dozen pasture farm eggs - $3

I don't buy the milk very often, unless I'm making yogurt. More often, I'll opt for raw cream instead, which is $8/quart.

We belong to a local food buyers club (RealFoodSA.com) so these prices reflect a group buying discount. You would pay significantly more - especially for the eggs and beef - if you bought directly from the farm as an individual.

1
25819079a9264c10bcba7cd592e16216

(446)

on July 16, 2011
at 01:19 PM

West Tennessee

  • Raw Milk - Amish down the street $2/gal (feed corn while milking), in my CSA box grassfed $3.50/quart
  • Farm eggs - $2.50 - 4.00/dz
  • Grassfed ground beef $3-6/lb

1
4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on July 16, 2011
at 01:10 PM

North of Atlanta GA

  • Raw Milk Gallon $6
  • Farm eggs $4/dz
  • Grassfed ground beef $4/lb

1
E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 16, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Los Angeles, CA

Grass fed beef: Ground-$5, $8+ for whole cuts

Eggs: O3 eggs-$4/dozen, Pastured eggs from NZ-$5/half dozen, Farmers market eggs-~$5/dozen

Milk: OP raw milk-$7/half gallon, Trader joe's Cream top milk(non-homogenized)-$7/gallon

1
667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 16, 2011
at 12:43 PM

I live in Brooklyn, New York.

1 dozen free range organic eggs costs from $4-$7.

Raw milk is not available.

1 lb of grassfed beef from Trader Joe???s is $5.99. Everything else is more expensive. The local farmer???s market???s version is $8.99 per pound.

1
24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 16, 2011
at 12:42 PM

I live in southern MD- pastured eggs are about $3 a doz from local farmers, I hear illegal raw milk from the Amish is $3 a gallon (!!!), and before my gf beef source stopped selling (due to too many complications from the county gov) it was $6/lb. Now I order from Vermont or go 1.5 hours to my nearest Whole Foods in Annapolis. We have a health food store that sells non-homogenized gf milk for $4 per quart; it's a mom & pop place, so their prices are pretty high.

1
2c8c421cf0e0c462654c7dc37f8b9711

(2729)

on July 16, 2011
at 12:13 PM

I live in Chattanooga, TN. We pay $5/ gallon for raw milk, $5.00/dozen for pasture eggs ($6.50 for soy-free), and $5.50/lb for grass-fed ground beef

1
Ec0ba687ef5e535bb19df3e46d30e49b

on July 16, 2011
at 12:12 PM

Southern New Hampshire, USA

Eggs(pastured)-$3.00 Raw Milk ? Don't drink it Ground Beef(Pastured/Grass fed) $3.70/Lb

372b93a3bed51b83d2d80d00de6aa97d

(0)

on June 26, 2012
at 06:30 PM

David F, where do you get your grassfed ground beef? I'm in Southern NH (Hampton) as well, and the cheapest I've found is $5 to $6 lb at Market Basket.

372b93a3bed51b83d2d80d00de6aa97d

(0)

on June 26, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Oops...I thought this was a recent question. Looks like it was just recently updated.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on July 16, 2011
at 11:10 AM

Raw milk: $5.6/liter

organic eggs: $7/kg

Local wild salmon: $17/kg (I dont buy beef when salmon is in season, i only eat fish then, better value and i like it more)

grass fed ground beef $18.2/kg

I never buy ground beef tho, boring stuff, but for comparisons sake. Oxtail, cheeks, tongue, hanger steaks are better.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:12 PM

So that makes grass fed beef about $9 per lb, you guys have some cheap meats there. Thats why i rather eat wild fish because its cheaper. Gallon raw milk $20 here, crazy expencive, but i dont drink milk. I wish i could buy raw cream instead. But not available.

1
66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:00 AM

Edmonton, Alberta - Canada

Pastured Eggs: $5.50 /dozen
Grass Fed Ground Beef: $5 /lb
Raw Milk: not sure I get mine for free

3874fa3e7624fb3134013c43766b6eba

(110)

on July 17, 2011
at 03:06 PM

Josh - I searched PaleoHacks for 'Edmonton' and came up with your post here and one other. We are heading to Edmonton today (with 2 kids) and will be hotel-living this week. Wanted to know an insider's scoop on where to eat for local/organic/paleo foods. Please feel free to contact me by email as I haven't figured out a way to message another user in PH. marniewhite (at) shaw (dot) ca

1
1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on July 16, 2011
at 05:38 AM

I live in Providence, RI and I can get

Pastured eggs for about $4/ doz but there's one farm stand that sells them for $3 Raw milk I have to get over the state line in Massachusetts but it runs about $5-6 dollars a gallon a pound of ground grassfed beef is usually about $6-7 dollars

1
32937bdb4caf053e7aa39693fadd2282

(547)

on July 16, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Bay Area CA- Havent found pastured eggs at the store or farmers market but qualityish eggs are roughy 4 dollars a dozen

raw milk - 9 dollars a half gal.

grassfed beef. 4.89 a pound .. Milk pail market Mountain View CA -hit it up!

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on July 18, 2011
at 09:34 PM

Matt that must be the Pacific Pastures ground beef - same price at Good Life in SF. Also in SF I can get Alexander Valley pastured eggs at Andronico's (the most expensive grocery in town), or Sinclair Family pastured eggs at Canyon Market also in SF (Glen Park - ok THAT'S the most expensive store in town).

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on September 07, 2011
at 08:06 PM

I'm going to put that market into my GPS. Where do you get your milk?

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Ad5aced30d6e5b13e18644bde39ad0fc

on July 16, 2011
at 04:52 AM

I'm in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and mine are about the same. $4 for a dozen pastured eggs from a local farm, $4.99/lb for ground beef from a local grass-fed ranch, and $9 for a gallon of raw milk from a local grass-fed dairy. The milk is actually $7/gallon but I'm in a co-op and the dairy is a couple of hours away so they charge $2 extra per gallon since one gal drives out to get it for all of us in the co-op.

1
45d24891f938031ba6b5b2c9e27ef7f0

on July 16, 2011
at 04:47 AM

I'm in Tulsa, and free range eggs are about 4.50 a dozen, raw milk is $5 a gallon, and grass fed beef is around $6.00 a pound for ground, more for steak.

1
967229edcc94a66580110324524feb49

(688)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:40 AM

Portland OR area: these prices are for a standard groceries at Winco (except the bison). They are not organic, grass fed, cage free, etc. But they are affordable and highlight that it is possible to eat a decent diet on a budget.

Dozen eggs: 1.45 Milk: 2.95... I think, I don't buy it. 1 lb beef: 3.49 1 lb bison: 3.99

1
98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on July 16, 2011
at 03:52 AM

San Francisco

  • Pastured Eggs: $6.50 - $7.50/dozen

  • Grass Fed Ground Beef: $6.50-$8.50/lb

  • Raw Milk: $12/gallon (Organic Pastures at the Farmers Market)

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:30 AM

Sucks you have to pay extra for everything living in a very cool city =) Notice my cheap prices, because I live in the armpit of America!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:19 AM

Ouch! That milk price...intolerable!

Fe29f6658ce67c1ecc4a22e960be7498

(2997)

on July 18, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Yep, that's what I'm seeing in SF too. The 1 lb bags of Pacific Pastures ground beef from Good Life are a little cheaper - so I sure hope they aren't scamming me because I buy it often. I was telling a friend about the egg prices and his jaw dropped; he's from the backwoods in West Virginia and has his own coop (and goats for their own milk - I'm so jealous). At the local farmers' market CAFO eggs are barely a dollar a dozen - so $4.00/doz for pastured seems like highway robbery to him.

1
D5e5788865a3d9a17a729097186e465f

on July 16, 2011
at 03:52 AM

The eggs they sell at the commissary are not free range, nor are they organic but those are 2.00 a dozen, if you go out in town [which I still have no idea if they are free range or organic] they are 5-6 dollars a dozen with the exchange rate. When we buy milk [rarely] its a half gallon and it costs 4.00. The ground beef at the commissary is also not organic or grass fed, but for 93/7 I think it is 3-4 dollars a pound. Organic ground bison though is 5.00 a pound :]

Also, I completely missed the part where you said you ARE from washington!

Guess I should have added where I live now, we kick it in Japan now :] Okinawa to be specific.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Well not originally from WA - I'm originally from RI, we'ved moved like a zillion times since.

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34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:49 AM

I live in a burb of Orlando - I pay $3.99 for a flat (18) pastured eggs. Grass fed ground beef is $6.99 a pound. I don't drink milk but I believe it's about $7 for a quart at the farmers market.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:37 AM

Totally jealous about the eggs.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:51 AM

That egg price is killer!

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 03:30 AM

I live in New York, specifically Brooklyn, moved here from Seattle. Huzzah WA State! :)

1 dozen pastured eggs: $6; I get my milk in glass quart bottles and it's about $5 - $$ dependent on the greenmarket I go to; 1lb of grass finished beef, born/bred/raised in NY, is $5.99lb

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:30 PM

JJ - Ben61... is near you .... what' up???

15ce6e95b7a0d7de0a81a8616e594791

(20)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:52 AM

if you are really looking for geoducks try uwajimaya they always have them it's in the international district near the amtrack/safeco field they're alive!!!!!!!

15ce6e95b7a0d7de0a81a8616e594791

(20)

on July 16, 2011
at 04:20 AM

generally you can't dig any clams in the summer because of red tide and yes goeducks are closed right now because of it :(

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 03:42 AM

We are headed to visit family in Sea-diggity. Off to Safeco, Alki Beach and Pikes Place (hunting for the elusive geoduck.

15ce6e95b7a0d7de0a81a8616e594791

(20)

on July 16, 2011
at 08:03 AM

it's not always closed but you know the deal you have to check the red tide line red tides happen in the warm months and effect geoducks along with other shellfish There maybe specific beach closures also so sometimes you can dig in some areas and not others

D5e5788865a3d9a17a729097186e465f

on July 16, 2011
at 03:46 AM

Ah I miss seattle so much! That is my true home! Have fun, seattle is an amazing place! And also, WHAT they still sell milk in glass bottles!?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 04:34 AM

woah @mulletard seriously? i grew up digging at seabold, dosewallips, on bainbridge, etc. my last adventure onto the flats about 7 years ago in june. this makes me sad :(

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 04:11 AM

@thevansleaving Oh YES they sure do still sell milk in glass bottles :) It's fairly prevalent here. You leave a deposit and return when finished - or keep as a vase.. or a nice vessel for your ice coffee concentrate that you just made :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 16, 2011
at 06:20 PM

Futureboy too!.........

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 16, 2011
at 04:09 AM

@meredith - Going 'ducking, then, or just buying? Easy peasy at Pike Place for sure. It's nice as sashimi or just use like you would a clam. Oh hell - here is a few of my faves :) If you like sushi, hands down Maneki in the International District. Uwajimaya grocery is down there, too, and is amaaaaazing. Dinner/Lunch: Etta's, Salumi, Dahlia Lounge, Crow, 5-Spot. Breakkie: Etta's, The Dish, 5-Spot, 22 Doors. Alki Bakery has options for you and is across from the beach. Bars: 9lb Hammer, Linda's, Bathtub Gin. Coffee: Vivace, Victrola. Macrina Bakery. Have FUN! Jealous :)

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276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

(1644)

on June 26, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Mid Michigan (no Whole Foods or Trader Joes to be seen)

Pastured Eggs - $2.50 (farmers market)

Raw milk - ILLEGALZ. :( Name brand grass fed milk from a local grocer (Kroger) is ~$8/gallon

Grass fed ground beef - $5/lb (farmers market)

0
B12561b04f6ea052f198915c2017fd8b

on June 26, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Lancaster, PA

Pastured Eggs - $1.50/dozen straight off the farm

Raw Milk - $3 a gallon from the same farm as the eggs. It is from holsteins and I don't think it is exclusively grass fed. I get mine for $3.50 a gallon from my local farmer's market though because it tastes better

Grass fed ground beef - I've seen it for $6 a pound, but grass fed beef is the one thing that I have trouble finding in Central PA, despite being surrounded by farmland. Many of the farm stores that carry it have inconvenient hours/locations. The closest whole foods or trader joes is 90 minutes away.

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Dfe1dfb34939145fe21b3d8fa6832365

on June 26, 2012
at 07:07 PM

I don't typically buy dairy. So here in Vermont, Local, Ground beef ~7-8$ per pound, eggs usually $5 even per dozen. These foods come from within probably 70 miles of where I live.

This may seem expensive to some, but it isn't to me. The quality of both the animal products AND the plant foods are of amazing quality. I tell my family "They taste like vt" and it's true. But in a good way, not a gross one, haha.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 26, 2012
at 06:39 PM

Northern Virginia, 40 miles west of Washington DC. (still outer suburbs!)

Eggs, 12, pastured. $4.50 - 5.00

Milk - don't buy, don't know

Ground beef, 1 lb., grass fed, grass finished $5.00 - 6.00

Prices at local farmers market. Price range for lowest cost vendors, varies by season.

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Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992

(4292)

on June 26, 2012
at 06:10 PM

Miami, FL.

Dozen eggs from a local farm: $6

1 gallon raw milk: no idea as I can't tolerate milk so I've never checked

1lb grass-fed ground beef: $8 (at Whole Foods)

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on June 26, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Switzerland: 1 dozen pastured eggs: $7.20

1 gallon raw milk (well, 4 liters): $8.00

1 pound grass-fed ground beef: $7.20

All the products are local, from farmers in the region.

0
D63a9a7789b948a1e88647f6c0e504ca

on June 26, 2012
at 06:04 PM

Waterloo, Iowa: pastured eggs from a local farmer, around $3; grass-fed beef, around $6; raw milk is not legal for sale in this state.

0
477cbf819e1a9db88f19b3b55c12d0bc

on June 26, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Indianapolis, Indiana

Total 5.05 Sale 6.74 Non Sale

Wal-Mart Factory Eggs Dozen .80 Sale, 1.25 Non Sale Factory Milk Gallon 2.00 Sale 2.50 Non Sale Factory Ground Beef 2.25 Sale 2.99 Non Sale

Local Side of Road Farmer Eggs are $2.50 Dozen

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