A happy year for our blog!

A happy year for our blog!

Jan 02

At the close of our first full year committed to eating only happy animals, we’d like to share some stats from our blog. We’ve had no meteoric rise to success, but we’re happy to see that our eagerness to share tips, updates, and information has kept you interested over the last twelve months. Our top five most popular posts in 2011 were: About Us They’re Eating...

Updated Blog Layout

Updated Blog Layout

Dec 31

I’ve been aware for a while that this blog is not that easy to read, not that inviting, and not mobile-friendly. I’m finally working to remedy this, and the result will mean more room for text, much clearer and more meaningful links, and a different layout for mobile devices. While this process is in the works, though, you may see some strange visual effects. You can be sure I’m...

Bison: The other red meat

Bison: The other red meat

Dec 27

I may be late to the party, but I just found out that American Bison (not to be confused with the Asian water buffalo or the African cape buffalo) come with some special regulations by the USDA. Because they were endangered for a while — they were hunted aggressively and are naturally sensitive to climate changes — they have to be pasture-fed and cannot receive hormones or antibiotics....

Making A Difference: WKMG News Segment

Making A Difference: WKMG News Segment

Dec 23

Although we’ve settled into something of a routine recently, neglecting our blog in the process, we are still passionate about our pursuit of happy meat and local food. This morning, a cameraman from WKMG News Channel 6 came to our house to record us talking about why and how we have changed our eating habits. The footage will make up one of their “Making A Difference” segments,...

Local Citrus Ornaments

Local Citrus Ornaments

Nov 30

 John and I have only been married for a year and eight months, so we haven’t had the time to amass a great number of Christmas decorations and ornaments. As a result, I’ve been on the search for some good ones that will be remembered and become traditions in the following years. Today, while searching Whole Foods website, I found a craft idea for dried citrus ornaments. What better...

Local Food Conference

Local Food Conference

Nov 19

Laura and I attended the first Winter Park Local Food Conference today. Actually, we volunteered for the entire thing, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Overall, the event was a huge success, though the day was overly packed with intense learning and brainstorming. If you were interested in going, but couldn’t make it, you’re in luck: We’ve been authorized to recap the highlights of the...

Winter Park Harvest Festival Conference

Winter Park Harvest Festival Conference

Nov 16

It’s almost upon us! The Harvest Festival Conference is an all-day event coming up this Saturday that will cover all sorts of topics to help producers, vendors and entrepreneurs play a larger role in the local agriculture scene. Laura and I will both be volunteering (two of only six volunteers!) all day, so if you’re there, please say, “Hi!” I’ll be the go-to...

New Bird in Town

New Bird in Town

Nov 15

If you’ve ever searched Orlando for local food — especially local meat — you’ve probably been disappointed at the apparent lack of sources. Laura and I have done a lot of research to come up with the multitude of options we’ve posted here on our blog. But it’s easy to feel like Orlando is something of a local food desert. I assure you, however, it’s not. Just to...