When shopping for local meats retail there are many factors to consider in what the best value for your dollar will buy you. You can shop at one of the big box stores, and buy your meats retail in bulk. The important thing to do when shopping for your meats this way is to do price comparison. You need to figure out what the price is per pound. A lot of people think that it is cheaper to buy your local meats retail in bulk, but this is not necessarily always true. Another factor to consider when buying your meat this way is if you actually have enough freezer space to store it when bought in bulk. Unless you are planning a large gathering you must be able to store the bulk meat purchase.