Yes and yes.
we have two and yes I do
I don't believe we have a regular butcher shop that's not inside a store around here. There are two locally-owned grocery stores in Oklahoma City with a large butcher counter, and I buy meat for work, sometimes for home there. They will split chicken leg-quarters thin so they can be grilled quickly on the barbeque grill. It's great to be able to buy just a little bit of ground beef instead of an entire package when I want to make something.
Yes. It's the only place I can find organic, grain fed, and hormone free meats.
yes, and yes. But our favorite one is an hour 1/2 away - just got 3# of bacon on the way home from the cabin last weekend because we knew we wouldn't be by it in a while.
Yes, there is one in my county, sometimes we buy there but an hour away is one I prefer and we buy meat there, really superior. In fact, we never buy meat in the big chain grocery stores. You can get the exact cut of meat you want, you would love it!! They make the sausage there, and they have grass fed totally organic beef and free range pig meat.
A few, yes. I only ever buy from them when I want something special. Otherwise, they are too expensive for the daily groceries.
We do and yes I do.
There are quite a few in my city, but I'd never shop at any of them. I'm a vegetarian.
There are two in the town that I live in. Sometimes I get things from there.
Yes, and yes. I'll stop going there when they go out of business.
I prefer to spend a little bit more to support the small business operator instead of the giant supermarkets that screw the consumers and the farmers
YES that is correct but they screw the farmers down and down all the time but their prices are still extremely high
Generally supermarkets buy their produce and meats from vertically integrated industries. They never interact with farmers. With smaller shops (like co-ops and farmer's markets) you stand a chance of buying something more directly from a farmer, and if your food isn't from a monoculture process, it is likely to be a higher quality product.