Marconda's is now selling various cuts of Niman Ranch pork and Huntington recently introduced beef that is 100% grass fed. I noticed that the ground beef was $7/pound which is pretty reasonable. Haven't tried either yet but it deserved a mention.
Sometimes, it’s best to add no liquid to the cooker. Here, we toss onion wedges, baby potatoes, and large carrot chunks with oil and harissa. We then arrange seared chicken thighs on top, and cook the mixture with no liquid added.