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The "Real Food" World is EXPLODING.
Even normies are suspicious of what's in Kroger...
We just got back from the Weston A. Price Foundation’s 23rd Annual Wise Traditions Conference and IT WAS AMAZING!!! Click here for the lowdown on speakers and info — goodness, it was information overload.
Fortunately, they sell the recordings — I can’t wait to get mine so I can hear all the seminars I missed. We’ll also be holding meetings this year, starting in January covering all the topics. Notifications will go out via this email list, I hope to see you there!
The very best part? Being with actual health experts and 1500 like-minded participants! You didn’t have to whisper your thoughts on the last 3 years, medical freedom, the breakdown of the ConMed system, or about the nasties being added to grocery store “food”. Everyone said it ALL right out loud, often into a microphone!!! It was inspiring and so empowering.
If you are eating food from your local farm, you are on the right track to a sustainable supply for you and your family! In fact, Sally Fallon Morell, WAPF President, asks us to pledge that 50% of our food dollar be spent at a local farm! Can you do that?
It’s not immediately available to everyone and can be challenging to find, but if you want help finding a local farmer, hit reply and let us help you find good clean food!
Notes from the Farm
Buy in bulk when you can. It’s cheaper and helps ward off scarcity! We like the 7-cu.ft size chest freezer. I use hard-sided boxes (like a kombucha box) or crates to keep items separated. You have to lift those to get to what’s underneath, but it’s not such a big freezer that it’s a problem. We have 3 freezers right now. They are $200 new and anywhere from $50 to $150 used on Marketplace or a used appliance store.
Got veggies? Grains? Fruits? If we’re not able to find it locally, we order from Azure Standard*. We have a monthly drop in Lexington and there are a couple of other drops around the state. You can go here to check out the offerings and see where the closest drop is to you. Everything is at least non-GMO if not organic. They are a family run business, plus they did not participate in mandates. We get coconut oil, aminos, some juices, oranges, mangos, some cheeses, laundry & dish soap… Lots of good stuff there! *That is an affiliate link, not sure how much I earn but everyone automatically gets an affiliate link.
Join my Wellness Wednesday list! One text a week on a health topic. Text “ww” to 859-715-1400 and we’ll add you.
IP Chicken Soup
So good and really easy because I’m a lazy cook :)
A Chicken Farmer’s POV:
One of our club members asked about buying chicken breasts in bulk, wondering if they bought a bunch, could they get a better price. So I asked my farmer. Here’s what he said.
You can buy significantly more chicken buying whole vs parts. The boneless skinless breast is the most valuable cut on a chicken and is “easily” sold. If you buy in bulk, the farmer still has to move legs, thighs and wings.
It’s tough as a grower to offer a bulk discount on the most sought after cut. A lot of direct marketers price the breast to pay for the whole chicken. By just buying breast, you are subsidizing the legs, wings, thighs and carcass. If you are going to pay for it you might as well get the whole thing.
How to Cut Up a Broiler
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Food Club News
Yes, there’s a food buying club with 6 drops in the central KY area, Morehead to the Bluegrass Airport. You can check it out here: www.farmmatch.com/kfic
If you live in another area and want to start a food buying club, I can help!
Feedback is how I know what’s working and what’s not. You will endear yourselves to me the more you complain, honest! You can share the good stuff, too :)
Have a lovely weekend, enjoy your raw milk! xo Sally