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Raw Dairy

So here is one of the biggest topics for debate surrounding whole foods. Enough to where we must break this into a 2-part blog post. Most of what we have been told or assume at this point in our evolution has been driven by misguided propaganda & fear as opposed to science, facts, or even LOGIC.  My first question for you to consider is, "Why would Raw milk be legal to drink in some states, but not in others, if it was so ""life threatening?" In short, it’s all politics. So let’s start with the most notorious question: Is Raw Milk safe? Yes, it is safe. It is only unsafe, as is any other whole food we consume, if it...

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Why Red Meat is Healthy & Sustainable

There is a lot of propaganda out there surrounding domesticated animal agriculture and its negative impact on our health and environment. Most of this propaganda is driven by activists who are completely against all forms of animal agriculture but completely ignorant to the complexities of sustainable regenerative agriculture; especially with an exponentially growing human population. It is also driven by marketers to create yet another niche income stream while protecting the subsidies which already supply most of our store-bought processed foods (even the "healthier" ones.) It is now being discovered by many doctors and functional medicine experts that meat is a great source of protein because of the abundance in amino acids and other nutritional elements per calorie consumed. They...

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Bone Broth Facts & Logic

ANCESTRAL WISDOM Over the course of the last 5 (+) years Bone Broths have created quite the hype in the health & nutrition world. Obviously, there are always critics, specifically the ones convinced that eliminating meat from our diets after millions of years of consumption is a “good” idea.  When considering primitive cultures & ancestral wisdom, when people did not have the ability to easily store food or have mass production like we have created over the last 150 years, they had to utilize everything from the animal they hunted or raised. How did they do this???  One way they would do this in hotter climates would be to smoke the animal carcass for weeks / even months to ward of...

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Is Farming Capitalistic, Socialistic, or Both???

Over the last 4 (+) years we have been focusing on sourcing and bringing the best farmers from all around NJ. We source specifically from those that are concentrating on the health of their land without the use of artificial treatments. Instead they practice a natural rotation of vegetable, grassland, and animal (aka regenerative agriculture). Healthy lands mean healthy soils which in turn means healthy vegetables, healthy animals, and healthy food for all of us. In this time we have distinguished quite a few hurdles that lay ahead, and these hurdles are driven by misguided propaganda and over saturated competitive markets. Let’s first talk propaganda and reading between the lines. Propaganda comes in all forms; many of those that promote and market...

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Local Food vs Local Business – Do they Differ?

As new businesses continue to emerge and current ones evolve to bring about more transparency and sustainability to the masses, it only seems practical that I write about this very important topic. Especially when we are talking about the world of food; being misinformed about what is considered local can be very counter-productive and even harmful to our health and environment.  First off, it is important to discuss this term LOCAL. So why Local? There are many reasons people are hopping on the local train. Have we become fed up with large conglomerates influencing government policy? Have we become tired of poor health destroying our families and friends because cheaper foods have become affordable commodities? Are we tired of financial...

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