Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas went to a local meat purveyor last month to buy chicken and was stunned at the $54 tab for two organically grown birds.“I had no idea what they cost, or I would have never bought them,” he says, “and the people behind me were quite upset that they couldn’t buy these $27 chickens. These were 2-pound chickens. It was pretty stunning. “It certainly puts a real monetary value on organic, sustainable and local,” says Douglas, who opened his first ...

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