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Real Food as part of the solution?? Yes! Last delivery on 22nd...order by the 19th

Posted 12/15/2012 5:11pm by Janeen Covlin.

The last delivery of the year is in ONE WEEK!   I'm sure you all are looking forward to the warmth of spending quality time and food with family and friends very soon! 
 In the light of the tragic events at the small Conneticut Elementary School yesterday, I can't help but reflect on the reasons for the disturbing social trends like this one... it would fill a huge 'mind map' to cover all the issues that are affecting our society to this end.  But I keep coming back to what maybe a very important part of the the solution... the need to  VALUE THE ART OF GOWING, PREPARING AND EATING REAL FOOD, WITH LOVE!  
What would happen if we... 
...stopped buying all pre-made and processed foods
...decided it was important to organically grow as much fruits and veggies as we could in our backyards, personal greenhouses or local farms
...all fed and cared for  4-5 laying hens in our backyards or balconies?
...bought pasture-raised meat and organic grains directly from farmers we know, visit and trust their practices?
...understood that grass-fed animal fats and simple-processed olive, palm and coconut oils are 
    invaluable for  mental health?
...understood the implications of unbalanced fats from factory-farm animals and highly processed soy,corn,     canola oils etc
...had access to clean grass-fed raw dairy?
...made butter, yogurt, kefir, creme fraiche, cheese at home?
...regularly made real poultry, red meat or seafood stock, for real soups, sauces?
...learned the art of sourdough breads, fermented and sprouted grains
...made fermented veggies and fruits and ate small amounts regularly for gut health?
...VALUED this food so much we didn't always have time or money for all the fun stuff and technology            we are used to. 
...had to work TOGETHER as families or communities to prepare this good food?
...always sat down TOGETHER with thankfulness to enjoy the fruit of our labours?
...we kept our lives simple enough to just EAT WELL and LOVE??

It sounds "idealic" in todays culture, but this truely was  reality less than a century ago (and forever before that) and I don't think it couldn't be again!   There are many, many great initiatives going on all over the world to bring back a culture of "real food appreciation"  and I don't think it's beyond any of us to do what we can in our own communities and to care for those kids that are falling through the cracks nutritionally and emotionally. Check out these websites and then may be inspired to inspire!
Evergreen (one of many places to get funding!)
Back to the Farm and our last delivery of the year... 
The order cut-off is on Wednesday the 19th.
If you'd like to serve some healthy pasture-raised meats and eggs this holiday season, we can help!  On top of Grass-fed Beef, Pork and Chicken,  additive-free bacon and sausages,  we actually DO have some Free-Range Turkeys  available again!  My Uncle and Auntie in Lloyminister connected us to their good friends at Lower Shannon Farms who happened to have 70 extra pasture-raised, drug-free turkeys they couldn't sell! Mom and Dad have just picked them up today and they are listed on the store!  
Even though there is Turkey again, don't forget about our Goose and Duck! This will probably be the only year we have them, so don't miss out!  We've also decided to actually pre-make the dish I'm so in love with, so you can experience it too...Goose Confit!  All the time-consuming work will be done, all you have to do is take the legs out of the package after thawing and crisp up the skin for a "decadent" special occasion meal on-the-fly! If you are interested in Goose Breasts, just make a note on your order, otherwise, they will be cured and smoked for January.
I must share a wonderful little newsletter from our good friends at Calories...because they are talking about OUR goose and my big old Grandpa!  Maybe you'll get a chance to try some of the "real deal" Charcuterie and classic French appetizers like Goose Rillettes in the next few weeks :)
Wishing you the best Holiday Season, whatever you might celebrate!
See you next Saturday!
:) Janeen
Janeen Covlin
for the Cool Springs Ranch team
Real Grass-Fed Foods
Box 184
Endeavour, SK S0A 0W0
Home (S&J) 547-4252 or 547-4779 (L&G)
Cell- (S&J)814-7188 or 547-8644(L&G)
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