Saturday, April 28, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
FOOD COOPERATIVES –
There is has been a big turn in the tide lately among the American population, a return to eating whole foods and using herbs and other forms of alternative medicine.
The problem that most people are encounter is a way to find these more health products. While Health food stores are on the increase, they are still not as abundant as we would like, plus prices can be pretty high. One way to buy cheaper health products and not have to go far to do it, is to join or start a Whole Foods Cooperative aka as a food coop. What is that you might ask? A food coop is where a bunch of people get together and order from a wholesale company. The combination of orders means you can buy in bulk and is usually much cheaper than buying retail.
How it works - The lady in charge of our coop sends out a list of dates of when to order by and pick up dates for the year. Each member gets a copy of the wholesalers catalog when they join (there is not fee to join) A week or two before the “ORDER BY” date, we call her with what we want to order and pay at least half of our total (before shipping). She then combines our orders and places the order with a company called Genesee Natural Foods located in Northeastern, PA….. There is a flat rate shipping fee divided among those who ordered by weight. How does the pricing work……If I want a 5lb bag of Prairie Gold wheat, it will cost me. $.42/lb, if I order 20lbs it might cost me .38/lb, 50lbs - .32/lb (This is just an example)
Here are a couple of website that can help you start your own or find one near you:
Coop Directory Service This not only lists coops that are already in existence, but also helps by offering information on how to start your own.
Okay, so maybe the earth isnt overpopulated, and this isn't Soylent Green, and the FDA is trying to feed it to us, but the FDA is trying to limit the use of natural healthcare & alternative medicine by issuing guidelines on CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine), which can lead to further restriction on things such as vitamins, essential oils and even Cherries (click here to read that article: Cherries)
Here are a couple of articles regarding it or just google "FDA" "natural medicine":
World Net Daily News
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Scattergories....it's harder than it looks! But fun!
Rules: Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following....they must be real places, names, things....nothing made up!
If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person ahead of you had the same first initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl question and you can't use a search engine....Now GO!
- Your name: Kay
- Famous singer/band: Kraus, Allison (she's a country singer)
- 4 letter word: kelp
- Animal: kangaroo
- Gifts/presents: kerchief
- Vehicle: KIA
- Things in a souvenir shop: key chain
- Boy name: Keith
- Girl name: Kelly
- Movie title: Killville
- Drink: kefir
- An occupation: Bee Keeper
- Flower: Ornamental Kale (not sure if this is considered a flower or not)
- Celebrity: Kevin Costner
- Magazine: Keepers at Home
city: Killington, VT US
- Pro sports team: Kansas City Chiefs
- Fruit: Kiwi
- Reason for being late to work: Ketchup on my blouse, had to change it.
- Something you throw away: kleenex
- Things you shout: keep away from there
- Cartoon character: Krazy Kat
Saturday, April 14, 2007
1 can pineapple
2 handfuls of coconut
4-5 leaves of organic kale
MMMM...MMMM. Good! 3 out of my 4 four children liked it.