I recently determined to find a local source of meat. I live in a rural area within an easy drive of a metropolitan area. There are open fields and working farms near where I live. But, finding local meat is not as easy as I had hoped. There is a butchers shop in the country not far from where live, rural Clark County, Washington. I mean, it is a little building on its own with nothing else around it. I stopped by it a couple days ago and was delighted to see a lovely big butchers counter and refrigerated cases. I asked where the meat comes from. The lady said "Iowa." They just cut it up and sell it.