How many people here belong to food cooperatives? I'd been sent the info for one and an invitation to join months ago, but only just now joined. Great way to support your local farmers, including your local small meat and poultry producers. And given how convinced I am that Tyson's is The Spawn of Satan , it only makes sense I put my money where my mouth is and start going directly to the producer. If you have a local cooperative which puts you in direct contact with producers, I say join! And if you're a producer and don't make your goods available through such cooperatives, think about changing your mind about that!