Foodies are driving up the price of marrow-laden bones that farmers used to practically give away, according to a National Public Radio report.
Their tasty and healthful properties, not to mention the obscure and edgy nature of a broth made from bones, is making hipsters claw at butchers’ doorsteps for their next bite, rising the price for Clifford and the rest of the pups in the neighborhood, the report stated.
Bones used to be low cost and were a waste product predominately used for dog food — and farmers were thrilled to get rid of them for just pennies on the pound, NPR wrote.
Now beef bones could be worth as much as $4 a pound and farmers can hardly keep them on the shelves.
“Our knuckle, marrow and soup bones stayed sold out,” Jenni Harris, a Georgia rancher, told the station. “We hardly have any bones left over at the end of the week.”