Saturday, February 12, 2011

Do you know what is in your food?

Where do I start?  My husband and I watched, "King Corn" and "Food, Inc" this weekend.  Gross!  If you haven't seen those movies go check them out at Blockbusters.  That is where we rented our copies.  I already have a hard time eating much of the stuff they call food in this world.  Now my standards just got way higher.

We already try to eat naturally and avoid artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.  Now it looks like we need to find a new source of meat - hunting, or grass-fed beef and, of course, fish - a super source of meat in Alaska.  I don't know what the farmer's markets are like around here.  How do you all do your shopping?  Where do you get your food?


morningstar said...

It is very hard to get natural food of any kind. And even harder if your spouse disagrees with you ( mine just does not what to know) But we have changed our choice of chicken to the natural stuff and slowly we will change other stuff too.
Nothing wrong with moose ( it is really yummy in potroast!) and I envy the fresh fish you can get! We live on the atlantic but our fish our toxic. Signs everywhere about the toxin levels.

A Homemaker's Heart said...

I'm afraid to watch stuff like that. Ugh...there is so much out there that is so not good and living in a small area does not help us much at all. We are down to one car now, and have been having to eat differently because I can't go down the mountain to shop...double UGH! Thanks for sharing the names of those and I'll have took for them on Netflix.

Jenn4him said...

It is easier not to think about it, but doesn't change anything. We are trying to buy more natural meats or just eat less. Maybe if more people make these changes the price will come down a little.

Illinois Lori said...

Hi Carol...

OMG, do NOT even get me started, LOL! I'm a raving lunatic about this stuff now; we've owned Food Inc for months and I can't even count how many extra copies I've given/loaned out to friends. There is much more for you to learn on this subject, Food Inc is a great start, though. If you haven't already read it, I highly recommend Michael Pollen's "Omnivore's Dilemma." (He was the narrator of Food's the movie version of Omnivore's Dilemma!)

Bryan is wanting to be one of the interns at Joel Salatin's farm, Polyface Farm (he's the GOOD farmer shown in Food Inc!). Bryan desires to produce organic, grassfed, grass finished lamb. Be part of the solution. Love it!

Hope you are doing well :-)

Carol G said...

Tim read and was inspired by a book by Joel Salatin on pasture poultry and when we lived in Illinois we did this. The lamb sounds wonderful! We had a set-up similar to Joel's when we did our chicken processing - about 80 in one day - but we did not have a roof over our head. We used the clothes line... Great memories. A bunch of people came out and worked with us. It was my intro to stuff like that. Wish we could do stuff like that here.

Thanks for replying.

AKmamaOf6 said...

Not sure where in Alaska you are but Wolverine farms raises grass fed cattle up there and I know that MatValley Meats is already or will be selling grass fed beef also. Your husband could also start hunting on Adak, that's what mine did last year. I can get you more info if you are interested. You can also raise rabbits and meat chickens as an easy cheap way to get your own meat. We will probably do rabbits this year.