I had a nice surprise yesterday. I was in the lunchroom at work and overhead two co-workers talking about local free range chickens. I missed the first part of the conversation pertaining to where you can buy them. So when the conversation ended I asked them where I could get one. It turns out these chickens can be purchased a butcher shop about seven minutes from our house. Moreover these chickens are raised about an hour west of here and are free range which means they all roam freely outside and eat grass and bugs. And they cost about $10 for 3lb bird which is what I would pay for a chicken in the grocery store (not at sale price). The main difference being that this chicken was not raised in confined indoor quarters with no room to roam and did not travel thousands of miles to get to my dinner plate. So next time I am in the mood for chicken I am heading to the local butcher shop.