Happy 2018!! For our first show of the year, Ben & I wanted to offer some tips & strategies to help our listeners eat more ethically and sustainably. This week, we focused on understanding food labels, terminology and certifications. Starting by explaining why these are so confusing in the first place.
On November 10th, Lauren Gawthrop, Marketing Manager, and Bill Bickford, General Manager, of Good Foods Co-op joined me to discuss the Co-op's 45 year history of serving our community. AND to discuss how the Co-op plans to continue serving for another 45 years! We also talked about how the Co-op model differs from the traditional grocery retail business, particularly when it comes to locally produced foods.
On August 4th, we hosted Becca Warta and Josh England. Becca is the Program and Marketing Director for KY Double Dollars . Josh is the Market Manager for Lexington Farmers Market. They discuss KY Double Dollars. A Program that increases the buying power of KY families who lack easy access to fresh food. And increases the economic impact of KY grown food within communities and for farmers.
Sustainably raised meat is fantastic!! it tastes great. And produced without destroying the environment or threatening public health. Buying this type of meat also supports responsible farmers who choose to use sound agricultural practices. If you're not familiar with sustainable meat, this article is a good place to start learning more.
"CSA" stands for Community Supported Agriculture. We've been members of a CSA since we started our Real Food journey. Every week throughout the growing season, we pick up a box of locally grown produce. It's a budget-friendly way to feast on local Real Food goodness. Not to mention saving me repeated trips to the grocery to restock on fresh foods during the week.
In the 3rd of a 3-Part Series designed to jump start your Real Food Journey, this article challenges the perception that Real Food is expensive. I'm throwing down the "challenge flag" on this tall tale. Because Real Food is affordable! Particularly considering the link between ultra-processed foods and serious health problems. Eating more Real Food translates into savings on medical expenses (current & future). And good health is priceless!
Struggling with your Real Food journey? Recipes, sample meal plans and shopping lists are great resources, but can be sources of frustration and deflating if you try to execute these plans with perfection. Try giving yourself "Permission to be Imperfect" and see if that will help propel you forward.