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.
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