"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every
new year find you a better man."
- Benjamin Franklin, Early American Statesman
Fill Your Fork With Nutritious!
Is it possible to get all of the vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and nutrients we need to stay healthy - just from the food we eat? Maybe, but it all depends on what you eat. If your diet consists of processed foods, then the likelihood is not so good. Even if your diet consists primarily of proteins, fruits, and veggies, it's a tall order because again it depends on who is raising those foods. Are the soils rich enough to provide the plants and animals we eat with the nourishment they need? That's a serious question and one that we shouldn't take too lightly. According to multiple scientific studies, the fruits and vegetables we consume today are lacking. Compared to past decades, our foods are losing their nutritional value due to declining soil health. This is especially concerning to those who adopt a non-meat diet. Many people who switch to some form of vegetarian diet have good intentions, but the results can be catastrophic to health and well-being. Poor soil quality affects grazing animals as well.
This is why our farms are so particular about building healthy soil. As it turns out, soil is the key to nutrition. Kill the life in the soil and you have less nutrition and poor quality produce. Deep, healthy soils are important to the environment as well. They help retain rain water so erosion and runoff is limited. This means rivers, streams and lakes are healthier. Healthy soils also help recycle atmospheric carbon which means air quality is better for everyone. Let's give the next generation something more. Please support regenerative farming efforts. It's a sure way to get the most nutrition for your food dollars.
Featured Chef Melinda Keen
Melinda Keen is our Featured Chef for January 2023. Melinda is an author with multiple books to her credit, an educator, and certified nutritional consultant. She specializes in developing nutritious low-oxalate recipes for those who are sensitive to oxalates in food.
Every month we offer our readers a chance to win FREE FOOD. The winner of this month's $150 Grass-fed Foods Giveaway is Beth B. from Birmingham, Alabama. Congratulations, Beth! Our thanks to all who entered. Make sure you watch this space for more opportunities to fill your freezer for free.
We are proud to be partnering with ReversedTV: Carnivore documentary series. ReversedTV production crews are currently on location in Costa Rica filming for the upcoming release of the Carnivore Series. Participants will learn how to use diet to transform their health and wellness. Producer Charles Mattocks has enlisted the help of Dr. Ken Berry, Maria Emmerich, Dr. Robert Kiltz, Dr. Anthony Chaffee, Kelly Hogan, and more! Stay tuned for more information about this season's successes. Click here for TV listings.
Health & Lifestyle
This week Dr. Mercola discusses one of the biggest mineral deficiencies recorded — ZINC! Zinc is important for more than just cold and flu season, although it's extremely beneficial in that regard too. Dr. Mercola also explains the way Zinc and Copper work together in the body and how balance is key!
Kelley Herring breaks down some current research regarding low oxalate diets as a treatment for autism. This is particularly timely as the rates of autism in the country continues to climb. This is an important 2 part series.
Our normal shipping schedule is Monday - Wednesday. Any order placed after 10 am (CST) Wednesday will ship the following week. Most orders are delivered to your door within 24-48 hours of leaving our facility. Shipping is free, but we do charge $9.50 on every order regardless of size to help defray the cost of packaging materials. We answer more questions on our Discover Blog Shipping FAQs page.
"Content cattle grazing on the Alabama Gulf Coast warmed by Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. For the next 100 days these Gulf Coast pastures will provide some of best grazing in North America. Roll the clock back 400 years, and you most likely would have seen large numbers of bison and other wild game ruminants flourishing around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico. The only thing not changed is the soil biology which was building soil 24/7 over the entire land mass free of buildings, streets and highways."
All orders must weigh at least 7 lbs in order to ship, to ensure everything stays frozen during transit.
$75 minimum purchase requirement, since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of each product.
You will never be charged extra for shipping.
There is a $9.50 handling fee upon checkout that helps defray the cost of insulated packaging materials.
South Carolina Chicken and Soy Free Pork Bundles ship from a separate location, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight minimum. The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb minimum.
BONUS Weight Discount
Receive a $25 discount for every 40 lbs you order. This offer excludes items that ship separate such as the South Carolina Chicken, Soy Free Pork and Fresh Bundles.
This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in bulk!
This can be any combination of products totaling 40 lbs and does not have to be specific to any category. Each 40 lb interval will yield the discount - for example, order 80 lbs and we'll take $50 off!
Thank You for being a loyal supporter of sustainably raised food sources.