Support your local farmer
September 2, 2019 marks the 20 year anniversary of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and we plan to celebrate the whole month! See our certificate of incorporation!
We are asking our members to help us celebrate twenty years of accurate information on diet and health by committing to support local farms. We call it the 50-50 Pledge: spend at least 50 percent of your food dollar by purchasing raw milk and raw milk products, eggs, poultry, meat and produce directly from local farmers and artisans. With the other 50 percent of your food dollar you can celebrate how small the world has become and enjoy, for example, rice, pineapple and spices from other parts of the world.
If you have gotten out of the habit of direct farm purchases or never started the habit, here’s how to renew your efforts to support local farmers:
- Contact your local chapter leader . Local chapters keep a food resource list and will be able to tell you where the pasture-based farms near you are located. Many chapters also help organize food drop-offs and deliveries.
- Visit realmilk.com to find sources of raw milk and other farm products near you. Our raw milk farmers need your support!
- Subscribe to the Find Real Food App for a resource of local foods.
- Go to farmmatch.com to find family farms in your neighborhood.
See our postcard for the 50/50 Pledge launched at our 2019 Wise Traditions conference.
- one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible, according to Merriam Webster.
- a person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food, according to Oxford.
Learn more about the origins of the word locavore coined by our very own Jessica Prentice who has presented at our Wise Traditions conference, been interviewed for our podcast and has received our activist award. The word was Oxford’s word of the year in 2007.
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Sandrine Perez says
Happy, happy anniversary! I so appreciate the contributions of the Weston A. Price Foundation in my own life, and in the lives of countless others! Bravo!
I do characterize myself as a locavore and already purchase more than 50 percent of my food from local farmers and artisans. I shop at the farmers market at least once a week and buy directly from local farms that I drive to! It is such a pleasure for me to know the hands that feed me!
Amy Evans says
Thank you for the great information and work that you do!