Got Raw Milk? The Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking Raw Milk

When it comes to raw milk, there are quite a few misconceptions floating around, and it's not uncommon for people to feel a bit apprehensive about it. Some folks may worry that raw milk is full of harmful bacteria or that it's less safe to drink compared to the pasteurized milk they find in stores. However, what many don't realize is that raw milk can actually be beneficial for your health. Moreover, buying raw milk from local farms is a fantastic way to support sustainable agriculture and keep your hard-earned money within your community. In this blog, we're excited to clear up some common myths about raw milk. We'll also delve into the various health benefits associated with consuming raw milk from local farms. Lastly, we'll shed light on the stringent bacteria testing protocols in place to ensure the safety of raw milk for sale. So, grab a cup of milk (raw or pasteurized, your choice!) and join us on this enlightening journey!

Does Raw Honey Help With Allergies?

It's that time of the year again - Spring! And with it comes allergies that can leave us feeling miserable. But don't worry, we've got your back. When allergy symptoms kick in, most of us want relief. But traditional allergy medicines can come with unwanted side effects, like drowsiness and brain fog, which can put a damper on our day. That's why many people turn to homeopathic remedies like raw honey to ease their allergies. So, let's talk about raw honey! Does it really work? And, if so, how? In this blog, we're going to dive into everything you need to know about raw honey - from its unique properties to its differences from processed honey, and most importantly, if it can actually help alleviate your allergy symptoms. Let's get started!

Should Chickens Be Vegetarians?

Today, the supermarket is a maze of confusing food labels. Producers market everything from meat to eggs as “healthy,” “free range,” “pasture-raised,” “organic,” “antibiotic-free,” or something else. However, one of the most confusing labels is “vegetarian fed” - especially regarding chickens.  While vegetarian feed may sound like a good thing for poultry, it’s worth a second thought. Chickens are omnivores in the wild, so should they be vegetarians in domesticity? What’s in that vegetarian food, after all, and is it really as good for chickens as it sounds? In this blog, we’ll look at vegetarian feed for chickens. We’ll also consider whether it’s the healthiest option for the poultry, the environment, and your family.

Understanding Meat Labels & Terms: Grass-fed, Pastured, & Organic

Imagine you’re in the grocery store buying a few steaks for dinner. You look at the meat selection and are overwhelmed by the labels: organic, grass-fed, pastured, etc. What do they all mean, and how do you choose the right product? Today, we’re breaking down a few of the most common meat labels in the industry. We’ll also bust some of the most common myths surrounding these labels (teaser: organic does not always mean good quality) and discuss why buying your meat from a family farm is always a good idea.

Top 6 Tips for Fighting Sickness this Season

Many of you know that we are pretty nature-based in most aspects of our lives and dealing with illness is no exception to that. I wanted to share my top 6 ways of fighting sickness when it inevitably shows up at our house for a visit.