Few things are more important today than Real Food. Dedicated people can have a positive, long-term impact on an entire community’s access to Real Food.
Along with improving access to Real Foods, there’s also a need for education.
In generations past, cooking skills were passed from parents to children, and taught in schools, but with the advent of processed foods, many lost these crucial survival skills, and the home education classes faded.
So, if one cannot cook, there is little chance of living a long and healthy life. Cooking Real Food is absolutely foundational for disease prevention and survival.
Fortunately, Organic, locally grown foods are becoming easier to obtain, between farmers markets, food hubs, and other community supported agriculture (CSA) venues.
An people always have the option of growing their own, and that’s ultimately the best option.
Even raw milk is slowly becoming easier to find, and that’s great news. If you’re still unsure of where to find raw milk, check out Raw-Milk-Facts.com and RealMilk.com. They can tell you what the status is for legality in your state, and provide a listing of raw dairy farms in your area.
The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund also provides a state-by-state review of raw milk laws. California residents can also find raw milk retailers using the store locator available at www.OrganicPastures.com.
Below is a list of organizations that can help you locate farm-fresh foods in your community, as follows:
|EatWild.com||EatWild.com provides lists of certified organic farmers known to produce safe, wholesome raw dairy products as well as grass-fed beef and other Organic produce.
Here you can also find information about local farmers markets, as well as local stores and restaurants that sell grass-fed products.
|Weston A. Price Foundation||Weston A. Price has local chapters in most states, and many of them are connected with buying clubs in which you can easily purchase Organic foods, including grass-fed raw dairy products like milk and butter.|
|Grassfed Exchange||The Grassfed Exchange has a listing of producers selling organic and grass-fed meats across the US|
|Local Harvest||This website will help you find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown real food in your area where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other good things to eat.|
|Farmers’ Markets||A national listing of farmers markets.|
|Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals||The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns, and hotels, and online outlets in the United States and Canada.|
|Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)||CISA is dedicated to sustaining agriculture and promoting the products of small farms.|
|FoodRoutes||The FoodRoutes “Find Good Food” map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSAs, and markets near you.|
|The Cornucopia Institute||The Cornucopia Institute maintains web-based tools rating all Certified-Organic brands of eggs, dairy products, and other commodities, based on their ethical sourcing and authentic farming practices separating CAFO “Organic” produce.|
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