Local Food 101: Chickens and Eggs

Local Food 101: Chickens and Eggs | How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you're buying. In this post, we'll discuss chickens and eggs (and other poultry as well). Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. | GNOWFGLINS.com

How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you’re buying. In this post, we’ll discuss chickens and eggs (and other poultry as well). Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. [by Jenny Cutler]

How to Homestead Without 100 Acres and A Cow

How to Homestead Without 100 Acres and A Cow | When I hear the following comment: "I really want to homestead, but we're waiting until we can afford to buy an acreage." I usually respond with this: "If you have a home, you have a homestead." Today I will share ways you can create a homestead, regardless of where you live or the resources you have (or don't have). | GNOWFGLINS.com

When I hear the following comment: “I really want to homestead, but we’re waiting until we can afford to buy an acreage.” I usually respond with this: “If you have a home, you have a homestead.” Today I will share ways you can create a homestead, regardless of where you live or the resources you have (or don’t have). [by Jenny Cazzola]

Raw Cat Feeding (Plus Cat Food Recipe)

Raw Cat Feeding (Plus Cat Food Recipe) | I don't believe in spending exorbitant amounts of money to keep an ailing animal alive, but I do believe in humane treatment and loving care as much as possible. When our cat Ezra’s kidneys were ailing, I researched good diets that could help her. Over the recent years I had not given much attention to the type of diet a cat should eat: rather than Friskies, a diet fitted to the feline nature. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I don’t believe in spending exorbitant amounts of money to keep an ailing animal alive, but I do believe in humane treatment and loving care as much as possible. When our cat Ezra’s kidneys were ailing, I researched good diets that could help her. Over the recent years I had not given much attention to the type of diet a cat should eat: rather than Friskies, a diet fitted to the feline nature. [by Tracey Vierra]

KYF #063: Wild Nutrient-Dense Protein with Alderspring Ranch

KYF #063: Wild Nutrient-Dense Protein with Alderspring Ranch | Wild nutrient-dense protein. It's what Glenn Alzinga and his family raise on pristine, highly mineralized range-land at Alderspring Ranch in May, Idaho. In today's podcast, I visit with Glenn about his ranch, his family (he and his wife have 7 daughters), the concept of "wild" protein, resources for anyone else who wants to produce pastured meat, and much more! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/63

Wild nutrient-dense protein. It’s what Glenn Elzinga and his family raise on pristine, highly mineralized range-land at Alderspring Ranch in May, Idaho. In today’s podcast, I visit with Glenn about his ranch, his family (he and his wife have 7 daughters), the concept of “wild” protein, resources for anyone else who wants to produce pastured meat, and much more! Plus… find out how to save nearly 24% on wild salmon plus the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Beyond the (Chicken) Egg

Beyond the (Chicken) Egg | All eggs are not created equal. By now, it is well known in the real food community that pastured chicken eggs are more nutrient-dense and healthy than their conventional counterparts. And, if you're willing to stray further off the beaten track, chickens aren't the only birds that lay delicious and healthy eggs. Quail, duck, and goose eggs are all popular alternatives to the chicken, offering variety and different nutritional benefits. | GNOWFGLINS.com

All eggs are not created equal. By now, it is well known in the real food community that pastured chicken eggs are more nutrient-dense and healthy than their conventional counterparts. And, if you’re willing to stray further off the beaten track, chickens aren’t the only birds that lay delicious and healthy eggs. Quail, duck, and goose eggs are all popular alternatives to the chicken, offering variety and different nutritional benefits. [by Jenny Cutler]

Got Raw Milk? Questions to Ask Your Farmer

Got Raw Milk? Questions to Ask Your Farmer | I love raw milk and I personally believe it's one of the most nourishing foods. But I'm aware not everyone shares my enthusiasm. Like most things, intentionality and being an informed consumer plays a key role. Raw milk, unlike many foods, is remarkably safe to consume due to its highly probiotic nature. But, if it's produced, stored, or transported in unsafe or unclean ways, it may become unsafe to ingest. Here are a few questions you should ask to help you choose your raw milk source. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I love raw milk and I personally believe it’s one of the most nourishing foods. But I’m aware not everyone shares my enthusiasm. Like most things, intentionality and being an informed consumer plays a key role. Raw milk, unlike many foods, is remarkably safe to consume due to its highly probiotic nature. But, if it’s produced, stored, or transported in unsafe or unclean ways, it may become unsafe to ingest. Here are a few questions you should ask to help you choose your raw milk source. [by Kresha Faber]

Alternative “Grocery” Shopping

Alternative "Grocery" Shopping | Many of us love the idea of homesteading... but are unable to do it yet. I'm here to tell you, just because you do not grow and raise most of your own food right now does not limit you to the grocery store as your only source of food. Ironically, although there are grocery stores galore, the conventional grocery store is often the hardest (and most expensive) place to find well-raised or well-grown, quality natural foods. Fortunately, there are numerous alternatives! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Many of us love the idea of homesteading… but are unable to do it yet. I’m here to tell you, just because you do not grow and raise most of your own food right now, this does not limit you to the grocery store as your only source of food. Ironically, although there are grocery stores galore, the conventional grocery store is often the hardest (and most expensive) place to find well-raised or well-grown, quality natural foods. Fortunately, there are numerous alternatives! [by Christy Greer]