I know it is easy to pick up your meat when you do the Big Shop at the supermarket, but in these health-conscious days there are good reasons to pay your local butcher a regular visit.
Here are 5 good reasons why you should support your butcher:
1. You will know what you are getting. Now I am not going to name names, but there have been some nasty little stories in the media recently about the provenance of some of the meat that gets sold in larger outlets. If you are buying from a butcher the chances are he will be able to tell you which local farm the meat is sourced from, possibly even which field!
2. A butcher offers better selection and quality. When you visit a local butcher you can guarantee you will see varieties and cuts of meat that you simply cannot buy in a supermarket. Not only that, but the quality will be better too and you will tell that by its superb taste.