Archive for the ‘Food and Gardening’ Category
  • For those of you living in Southern or Central California who are interested in sustainable farming and organic foods, I have a great resource for you.  It is a food co-op called Abundant Harvest Organics (AHO) and I honestly don't know how my family would eat without these guys.  :D If you are unfamiliar with how a food co-op works, let me give you a brief summary.  AHO commits to purchasing a certain amount of produce from various family farms in the central valley of California.  Every... more »
  • I recently came across this very helpful resource and wanted to pass it along.  It is a report titled Maintaining the Integrity of Organic Milk, and was published by the Cornucopia Institute, an organization that supports small scale family farms.  The report rates many suppliers of organic dairy products.  You may be surprised to find that many organic dairies are basically just disguised factory farms trying to make profits in the organic dairy industry. I was happy to see that our raw m... more »
  • I have been doing a lot of research on the food industry and our food supply over the last couple years.  It started around the time Food, Inc. and a couple other books/documentaries came out that brought the unethical (and government supported) methodologies of these industries to the public eye in a big way.  Since that time, my family has been seeking out food that comes from farms that use sustainable practices, and raise animals in traditional ways rather than to maximize profit at the ex... more »