I spent the night at mom’s because she and I planned to go to the Farmer’s Market and the Master Gardener’s Exhibit today. Recently, she watched Food Inc. and she and I have been looking at vegetarian cooking and local meat sources. We’re looking to Make CHANGES.
I guess it sounds funny to say vegetarian and meat sources all in one sentance. lol So maybe I should elaborate. I’m a meat eater. My family are meat eaters. I don’t have a problem eating meat. Even before, but especially after watching Food Inc, I do have a problem with industrially produced meats. Part of my plan is to purchase grass fed, locally grown beef. I will be eating eggs from my chickens. I will be eating chickens I’ve raised myself. Next year, we’ll also be raising pigs for meat. I’m considering the benefits of goats as well. Travis also hunts, and so we usually have a good supply of Elk meat in our freezer. When I can’t find meats that meet my needs as a consumer, I’ll be fixing vegetarian dishes, balanced with vegetable proteins. So even though I don’t plan on becoming totally vegetarian, I do plan to integrate some ideas into our meal planing.
So returning to our visit to the Farmer’s Market. Mom and I have decided that one of the ways we will be taking action after seeing Food Inc, is to become Locavores.
Am I the only one who finds it amazingly funny that Locavore has LOCA in it? Because SERIOUSLY, people. There are moments when this huge shift in my consumption thinking has made me feel a little craaaaazzzyyyyy!! lol
I digress. At the Farmer’s Market, we were looking to find some local produce and I was looking for plant starts for my garden.
We found all that.
… if you live in the Roseburg area, pay attention HERE!!
We also found a LOCAL farm that sells fyer, game and roaster chickens!! Also sells Turkey! All pasture raised. Hormone, antibiotic, and chemical free. They take orders over the phone and then deliver at Kruze Farms!! Next Kruse Farm delivery date: May 21st. Call ahead to ensure your order, or… take your chances on the 21st. ( I hear they run out fast.) They have Turkey and Chicken eggs for sale as well! Mom bought Turkey eggs today! I wish I were there to taste them… Chicken Fryer price was $2.50 per lb. Roaster (older chickens that need to be cooked longer for tender meat) is $6.00 flat.
Beth and Kerry Olson at B&K Natural Farms
Best trip to the Farmer’s market EVER!! It’s grown SO MUCH!! I got just about all the starts I need for the garden this year between the FM and the Master Gardener’s Exhibit today!! If you’ve thought you didn’t have local HEALTHY and Humane meat to purchase in your area, and you would like to FIND some, CHECK THE FARMER’S MARKET!! I had no idea about this guy until today.
If you want B&K Natural Farm’s contact phone number, please email me! I’d love to pass it on to you, but I don’t want the web bots to get it if I post it here.
Have you WATCHED FOOD INC. yet!?
What are you changing?
What do you think will be hardest to change?