Becoming Resilient, Kim's Journal, Nutrition and Prevention

Sustainable Food

Today I’m expanding my sustainable food horizons.  I’ve been on a path to better health for my family and the environment by choosing to purchase organic and locally grown food whenever possible.  So far my food search has led me to Whole Foods, local farmer’s markets, Kroger’s organic section and West Wind Farms .  I purchase my raw, organic milk, cheese, butter, eggs and grass-fed/pastured meats from West Wind, a Tennessee Farm, and my farmer delivers them to my doorstep.  Now I’m ready to start purchasing larger bulk items like grains, beans, fruits, nuts and legumes from another local farm that offers bulk natural foods.  I just ordered 10 lbs of raw, unpasteurized almonds.  I’ll let you know how they taste.

Last year I purchased a worm composter with 1000 red worms and they have been working very hard for me.  By spring I hope to have plenty of compost for my backyard garden. This year I’m really hoping to put in a rainwater harvesting system so I’ll have plenty of water for my garden in the event of another drought like last summer.  In the spring we will be building a chicken coop.  I’ve been wanting to raise chickens for their eggs and to help with our fly and mosquito problem for some time now.  I know my girls will enjoy petting the hens and collecting their eggs.

Helpful links:  (You can also click on them in the text above)

West Wind Farms

Bulk Natural Foods

Abundant Earth Can-O-Worms

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About Kim Martindale

Mother of two, wife of one, home manager, gardener, student of health and wellness, world traveler, nature lover, researcher, Jesus follower, community builder. I'm seeking to become resilient and to live sustainably. I desire to give back and share what I'm learning with others.

Discussion

3 thoughts on “Sustainable Food

  1. Woderful Kim! I love it!

    Posted by Kim | January 14, 2011, 3:02 AM
  2. Very interesting…and educating
    I like it alot.

    Posted by Marilyn Lentine | January 17, 2011, 2:36 PM
  3. Kim, I look forward to seeing your garden this summer!

    Posted by Kyle Leech | February 27, 2011, 5:48 AM

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