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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #81
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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #82
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And just so you all know....I am not "king organic" as I still eat plenty of processed foods but I am slowly changing that. We are also planning on starting our garden this spring for much of our personal food supply as well as canning and preserving it naturally.

And later we plan to have animals as well. Dairy cow as well as pigs, chickens etc.

It's. not easy being "totally organic" but I think it will be well worth it from a quality of life point of view.

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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #83
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Awesome! It will be well worth the time and effort to grow as much of your own food and source as much locally as you can - it really does taste better and while it's a little more work at first it sure beats going to the grocery store several times a week for fresh produce - at least in my experience and opinion it is.

Although - as far as animals I will continue to source beef, pork, chicken, eggs etc from local friends/other farmers. I think having a few animals would be fun but I honestly do not want to dedicate the time to raising animals and being there 24/7 - so I'd rather support locals who do have that passion and share the same standards for raising the animal (quality of feed, living conditions etc).
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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #84
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I posted something earlier in this thread about "organic" food.
I guess it could be looked at as a "hipster" thing but that, to me, is only being seen that way by people who don't understand history and/or what is happening to their own food supply.

Very little foods these days are naturally made/grown/processed. They are chemically and genetically altered from start to finish. They are full of man-(lab)-made, un-natural preservatives and chemicals that if consumed quantity would be deadly. That includes many of the so-called "health foods" on the market.

People lived for thousands of years without the aid of lab produced, un-natural chemicals in fertilizers and food processing and preserving plans. In other words "organically".

These days, it seems to be looked at as a hipster catchphrase for the "newest thing"....when in reality, it is the oldest of old-school ways of doing things.

I know a lot of you already know this stuff, but this is for those who may be looking at this the wrong way.

Organic is simply getting back to basics and eating the way we were meant to eat.

I wonder though, even though there are supposed to be strict guidelines on how a food is grown, produced, and processed to be "legally" tagged as "organic", if it is being policed well.

This is still a system that is controlled and checked by a government agency full of fallible humans and companies that must turn a profit to survive and may cut some organic corners to do so.

So I would say the only way to TRULY know that one is eating "organically" is to control the process themselves.....from start to finish. From seed or birth to dinner plate.
I couldn't agree with you more on almost all your points. The only point I don't agree with and can't stop taking personal is your comment:

"I guess it could be looked at as a "hipster" thing but that, to me, is only being seen that way by people who don't understand history and/or what is happening to their own food supply. "

Just as you posted the definitions of Vegan and Vegetarian but claimed you are not one....I just pointed out the hipster/organic trend for conversations sake. In effort to clear my reputation from being organic hipster I am NOT one - far from it.

We've been eating natural/organic/local/simple for quite some time and I work in the AG/livestock industry and see a lot of both sides of small scale livestock to feed lot and have opinions on both and have always (even as akid) been aware of food coming from farm to our plates.

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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:49 PM   #85
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Wakebabe,
That wasn't to suggest that you were hipster-ish, or even saw yourself that way. Just that others might see themselves or others that way.

Sorry if there was any confusion there. :)

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Wakebabe,
That wasn't to suggest that you were hipster-ish, or even saw yourself that way. Just that others might see themselves or others that way.

Sorry if there was any confusion there. :)

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Giving you a hard time. But man do not want to be mistaken for a hipster! ha. ;)


Yay, good food.

You might enjoy the documentary "The Perfect Human Diet" - just watched it last night and it focuses on pre-agricultural diets and ways of life.

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Old January 7th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #87
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But man do not want to be mistaken for a hipster! ha. ;)
I have this friend in Traverse City....oh man, he is the weirdest dude ever.....hipster defined....but after this thread I will now refer to you as hipster kristen.
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I have this friend in Traverse City....oh man, he is the weirdest dude ever.....hipster defined....but after this thread I will now refer to you as hipster kristen.
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You might enjoy the documentary "The Perfect Human Diet" - just watched it last night and it focuses on pre-agricultural diets and ways of life.
That sounds very interesting to me. Definitely going to watch that. Thanks for this......"hipster Kristen"!:p
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