Bill the Butcher, Seattle's newest "local and certified organic" butcher shop, doesn't disclose where it gets most of its meat, as discussed in this week's feature. "We don't want to confuse the consumer getting into too many 'this farm, that farm' things," one of the owners told me when I tried to find out the source of the meat I was buying.

There are 18 certified organic beef ranches in Washington state, as detailed here (you have to search the PDF for "cattle" to find the ranches). I hadn't gotten through to all of them by the time the story went to press. At last, I have gotten ahold of all 18. Not one certified organic beef ranch in Washington state sells beef to Bill the Butcher.