Handcrafted, homegrown, naturally-produced food items are often more expensive. We pay more at the farmer's market than we do using our coupons at the grocery store. The decision to buy local or homegrown is usually not one powered by the pocketbook; we choose to buy handcrafted and homegrown and natural for different reasons -- for health or for the economy, for example.
We've been asked what makes our $3 eggs "worth" more than supermarket eggs. This is not a rude question. It doesn't offend us. You have a right to ask that. And we've got good answers for you (which I will not go into here because this post is not about that ;). And customers buy our eggs and soaps for many reasons, but it isn't because we'll price-match that coupon you clipped for Dial.
. . . which is why THIS makes me so happy!
We price our raw goat milk at $3.00 per quart or $10 per gallon.
At either price, we're lower than our competition. I took this picture just last week at our local Walmart. Taking tax into account, consumers pay more than $4 per quart and (since there is no larger quantity option) more than $16 per gallon. That makes our $10 gallon look like the Deal of the Week -- and there's no need to even clip a coupon!
So, sure, there are better reasons to buy our goat milk -- like how gentle it is on the stomach . . .
or how it can rid your daughter of pink eye . . .
or how good it feels to support your local economy . . .
or how much fresher your milk is . . .
or how you can choose how/whether to heat-treat it . . .
or how the handcrafted cheese you'll make will contain a hint of flavor from whatever is currently in bloom in the field, . . .
or (if you're into all the specific nutrients) our goat milk contains at least double the amount of medium chain fatty acids that help lower cholesterol and cure all types of other digestive disorders.
So, how great it is that you're not having to sacrifice your dollar to get all that! The local, hand"grown," natural option is actually cheaper!
(*Remember, because of Arkansas Milk Law our goat milk is not for sale at market but must be purchased from the farm. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on FaceBook to visit -- jug in hand. :)