Farm Day Coming Right Up
Bring friends & family, it's such a fun time!
Thank you for joining with us to eat delicious, wholesome food grown & raised in the Commonwealth. Supporting our local farmers is how to have food security. THIS is farm to table, THIS is sustainable. You are making a difference in your health, and in keeping our farmers growing good food. Blessings :)
You are invited to Farm Day this Saturday!
Join us at Aaron and Rachel’s Milk & Honey Farm in Carlisle this Saturday October 1st from 9 am to 12 noon! Meet the Jerseys who provide your milk, see how your chickens are raised, MEET EACH OTHER! Possible hayride, definitely delicious refreshments provided. Bring boots just in case :)
Click here to RSVP (so our farmers know how much food to prepare!) I will send you directions — it’s just about an hour drive from Lexington, very simple to get there.
FarmMatch Founder featured on The Highwire!
Max Kane is what I’d call a hardcore real foodie. For instance, he was almost sent to prison for selling raw milk on the streets of Chicago. The feds finally gave up.
What drives him? He may not be alive today without raw milk and real food. After decades of debilitating gastrointestinal issues, Max discovered the incredible health benefits from consuming raw dairy, specifically kefir, and made a complete recovery.
Max and I became real food friends at a Weston A. Price Conference in 2012. I immediately opened a FarmMatch account but then forgot about it as life rolled on. Then, when the club idea was hatching, a friend who manages a food buying club in OH and uses FarmMatch reminded me about it… KFIC jumped on board and made it our home!
Hear Max tell his amazing story of healing a 20-year battle with a debilitating auto-immune disease with FOOD. How lucky that we can use a service provided by such a dedicated like-minded real food friend??? Lucky!
Did you know we have a podcast?
Max is gonna be on it. If you are a real food farmer or foodie or alternative health expert or just have some good KY stories to tell, I’d love to talk to you — hit reply and let’s see about getting you on the show.
We need this in KY.
Maine’s constitutional amendment declares that “all individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being.” Brilliant!!!
Joel Salatin on the Perfect Chicken
Enjoyable and informative article as usual! This caught my eye because we bought 25 chickens from McMurray about 3 years ago, all breeds that I liked looking at and that promised to be good foragers: Americanas (easter eggers), a few reds, browns, a couple of black astrolorps. Within a year most of them had gone home with a coyote (while my Great Pyrenees lazily watched).
Well, today we still have the two Astrolorps!!! I guess they are invisible to a coyote? Whatever, they are still hanging around and we still get eggs, about 4 a week.
Here’s the main thing: we haven’t fed them except for old milk products occasionally. They are amazing foragers, full crops all the time and the eggs we get? BRIGHT dark orange, even now at their age. If and when we get chickens again, I’m sticking with the astrolorps!
How to Find Real Food Near You
#1 Join a food club, hub, co-op or group:
If you live in the Morehead to Lexington area, join the KFIC club.
In the Dry Ridge area, join KFIC hub!
If you are in the Ashland area, hit reply and I’ll share Kamilah’s number with you! She gets milk from our farmer :)
If you are in Louisville, join the Louisville Whole Life food club.
If you are in Northern KY/Cincinnati area, join the Highland Haven food club
Are there other food clubs serving KY?
Want to start a hub or club in your area? Hit reply and I will help you get it going!
#2 Find a local farmer:
Find the closest farmer’s market to you and shop there, get to know your farmers. Like, don’t just buy a rutabaga and walk away… Ask about their farming practices, admire the goods, shake hands, take a card, give one of yours.
Ask at your local health food store, surely they will know real food farmers.
Join our Facebook group Real Food KY and ask in there: “Hi, my name is Janet, I live in Podunk, KY. Is there a raw milk farmer around there?”
Grow some food — it’s very motivating! Anything. An herb in your kitchen window. A Chicago hardy fig tree. If you have a backyard and you are “allowed”, get a couple of chickens. They are completely entertaining and pop out an egg almost every day. Or quail which pop out a tiny egg every day :)
#3 Check here to see if there’s a “vetted” real food farmer near you. If you know a farmer who produces clean food, ask them to fill out this simple questionnaire and get on the list! You can share the link: bit.ly/realfoodfarmers — Thank you!
WAPF Conference in 4 Weeks!
The Wise Traditions Conference sponsored by WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation) is close to us this year: it’s in Knoxville!!! Check it out here. The speaker list is UH-mazing. The food is always so so yummy!
Hal and I will be there with a few KY friends. Who on this list is going? Let’s be sure to meet up!
The KFIC (Ky Food Independence Club) has freeze-dried foods on the site now! Plus goat’s milk, bath bombs, quail eggs, and LOTS more beef, pork and chicken offerings! Check it out here.
Curious About Raw Milk?
Read all about it on the Real Milk website sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation. Did you know that you can live on raw milk??? Yep. That’s how nutrient-dense it is! Have to throw in a pitch for the raw milk formula: it’s a fantastic option if you can’t breast feed! My grand girl thrived on it for over 2 years.
Bits ‘n Pieces
YouTube and FB are shutting down prepper, homesteading and real food pages and groups. Insanity reigns. Join us on MeWe (click here). We’re not very active there but it’s a precautionary move :)
Got food club/hub feedback? Click here, to share what is excellent, and what is not. Completely anonymous. I SO APPRECIATE YOUR FEEDBACK!!! I can’t fix what I don’t know is broken.
That’s the real food news! Don’t forget Farm Day — put it on your calendar and we’ll see you there!