I live in a small rural town, with 2 major cities within 40 min of me, and many other smaller, rural cities all within 30 mins from me. You'd think I would be able to find local farmers that sell organic, kindly raised meat. I've been doing tons of research, but just can't seem to find anything local. I just don't think I'm looking in the right direction. We have tons of farms out here. I'm curious how those that purchase this type of meat found out about it. I've searched Craigslist, but not sure I can really trust people on there. Also, is it normally possible to buy smaller portions of beef from farmers than 1/2 a cow? I don't really have a $100.00+ whatever to plunk down at a time. I know many, or most of you are not from my area, but just in general, how did you go about getting started buying organic/kosher meat? I'd really hate to have to rely on getting it at the grocery store, it's so overpriced. I don't have the heart to kill anything I raise,either, so that rules out raisining my own. I'm guessing most people either raise their own, or know people that raise their own. But for those of us that don't, how can I get started? Thanks!