I buy pastured meat directly from the farmer and I shop at a health food store, an Amish bulk food store, an Amish cheese maker (they use pastured dairy), the farmer's market (in season), and a regular grocery store.
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Fitness Minutes: (7,898) Posts: 2,812 3/25/11 11:54 P
Ok, city slicker here. We have a store that, if you google it, you will be jealous! It is Sprout's Farmer;s Market, it is a small chain, based in Arizona, but they have opened a few stores here in the Dallas Metroplex. There is a Sprout's two miles from here, right across the street from my workplace. They have an awesome selection of fruits, veggies, both organic and regular, meat, chicken and fish that have no additives, a nice bulk section with all kinds of nuts, dried fruits and grains. Not that everything there is clean, but it is a very nice store, and not as pricey as Whole Foods. There is also a Market Street, very much like Whole Foods, a little too foofy for me, all the yuppies (not me! LOL) go there. Whole foods is 13 miles away, and while that sounds close, the traffic is horrendous, not at all worth driving there, stress is unclean too! Other than Sprouts, I shop at Tom Thumb, Kroger, and Sam's. I do not keep track of how much I spend on groceries, I spend whatever I want, it is good food, and definitely cheaper than eating at a restaurant. I just make the best choice, I know it is not completely organic, but is a much healther lifestyle than the average bear.
PS: My dad is a hunter, he killed a wild boar once, named it Pigger (he has a twisted sense of humor), that was deelish, it was not like any pork I had ever had. That was the cleanest meat I have even had.
Edited by: JOYFUL711 at: 3/25/2011 (23:09)
current weight: 129.8
Fitness Minutes: (7,898) Posts: 2,812 3/25/11 11:32 A
Thankyou for the website! I was able to find a co-op that is 15 mintes away and has access to much more variety than a super market- mostly local produce, meats, and dairy!!
Our FM opens May 1st and I can place a large meat order then. I also found a few farms that sell a variety of organic meats including Elk. No Boar, but that doesn't mean it's not something I couldn't find with a little investigation.
For farmer's markets, co-ops, CSAs, etc, check out www.localharvest.org. I found an organic farm almost literally in my back yard. Also found a farmer who raises meats organically and grass-fed. You can also find things like hand-made soaps, etc, to help further get away from chemicals.
current weight: 154.6
Fitness Minutes: (7,898) Posts: 2,812 3/24/11 11:48 P
I second the Farmers Markets! We have a local farmer who raises meat and dairy organic and free range. I didn't find him until his last week at the market so I couldn't place my order for the winter. But knowing there are farmers like this out there I can place my order 3x a year and have stock freezer of healthy and even humane meats (I'm an animal lover). There might be a farmer's co-op you can look into as well. That is something I will be doing this year too. We moved out here late spring last year and by the time everything settled, it was too late for me to take advantage of local/organics.
Do some research for your local area and ask around. Community bulletins might help too; the same places often advertise for the Farmers Markets. I'm stuck with a grocery store out here in po-dunk-ville, population 2. Do the best you can and as you become more aware of what's out there, you can always change shopping locations.
Edit: I hate, HATE Hy-Vee!! That's my local store as well and OMG are they not only outrageous, their selection stinks, and half the time it's on the verge of rot. **SIGH** can anyone tell I miss living in a large+ city!
lol Laura, that sounds like me! I wish I could find one place to buy everything that is organic, clean and CHEAP but sadly that is not the case. So I usually go to the regular grocery store, a big box store, health food store, farmer's market (which starts up again soon, yay!) and online.
MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs
5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!
If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!
FOOD TASTES GOOD Let us eat it in moderation.
Pounds lost: 98.0
Fitness Minutes: (133,822) Posts: 19,479 3/24/11 9:57 A
Hey y'all! I'm just getting into the clean eating way of life, but I'm taking baby steps instead of going in gung-ho !! I've mainly been eating clean meals for breakfast and dinner. I work 2 jobs thru the week so I cook 2-3 meals on Sunday to have for the week. I've been doing the bulk of my shopping at the grocery store, but do you think I should shop any where else? Thanks!
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