We purchase our food through a coop in Kansas City and the cost of meat is an issue - everything else is reasonable. My wife resisted going back to kosher because of cost but we figured that if we kept meat servings down to something reasonable such as 4 ounces per meal we would be fine so that is what we have implemented. Here in the midwest purchasing livestock for slaughter is relatively cheap, and I have often dreamed of putting together a group of people who would collectively pay to have the meat slaughtered and processed.
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from the article: The cost of keeping kosher