TEDx : Changing the Way We Eat

TEDx : Changing the Way We Eat

Jan 19

On this coming Saturday, January 21, Laura and I will be attending a free web conference at the Winter Park Welcome Center. We will be watching a live video feed from a TEDx conference in Manhattan called “Changing the Way We Eat.” The lineup of speakers is impressive and should prove to be both eye-opening and reassuring. Respect for food really is about changing the way we eat,...

Deep Roots Meat

Deep Roots Meat

Jan 12

Happy meat isn’t just about animal welfare; it’s also about human welfare. I’m talking about community, human interaction, accountability — the difference between anonymity and personality. When I try to find out who raised the animals that provided my meat, I want to see this: What I don’t particularly want to see is this: One of these looks like a good cattle rancher,...

Where to buy local happy meat!

Where to buy local happy meat!

Jan 04

We talk a lot about happy meat from animals raised naturally and humanely. But we are often asked, “Where can I buy happy meat?” Even so long after changing our diet, it’s a hard question to answer off the top of our heads. Part of this is because we haven’t personally ordered meat from most of the out-of-state producers, even though we’ve done the research to make...

Earth’s Pride

Earth’s Pride

Jan 03

Earth’s Pride is BJ’s premium, organic brand. These products bear the USDA Certified Organic label, but there is no information about where the meat and dairy comes from or how the animals were raised. So, for now, we must assume they are not happy products.

Wellshire Farms

Wellshire Farms

Jan 03

The information on the Wellshire Farms website seems to indicate happy animals, but it’s not very detailed or specific, so I corresponded with a representative (Shelly) via e-mail. She was very helpful and offered some great answers that confirm their producers are raising animals with much higher standards than most commercial ranches. Unfortunately, it’s not local (which we greatly...