I get asked this often because people that meet me discover that I’ve done my homework when it comes to food. I’m not claiming to be perfect or have it all figured out. I will continue to upgrade where I source my food as I learn new things, but when you’ve been doing it for over a decade, others turn their heads because it is drastically different from the norm.
Our approach is to get food as close to “as nature intended” as possible. The sooner you get the food once it is picked, made, packaged; the better it will taste and longer it will last. We buy most of our produce from farmer’s markets and local farms; our grass-fed meat, eggs, and dairy from farmers near us, and we shop for anything else we can’t get regularly at local alternative grocery stores.
My most favorite and closest store is Livingston Foods Co-op. What I love about Livingston Foods is their high integrity in sourcing food. I shop there with the peace of mind knowing that nothing has a GMO or questionable ingredient. Another favorite store is Greener Pastures Market. In addition to sourcing great food, they also provide the community with healthy supplements, safe body care products, and a small variety of my glass straws.
When I started my journey over ten years ago, convenient places like these were not around. It was very hard to get healthy food unless you belonged to a co-op, knew the right folks, or did it yourself. We are fortunate that things are changing and more and more people are a demand for the healthiest food you can get.
Please share with us a favorite healthy store or food source in your area. Maybe this will help others find a new healthy food source they are looking for. Comment below for a chance to win a $15 Strawesome gift certificate. We’ll choose one winner on October 25, 2016.