You might be in the process of learning about health and can contribute to your nutrition, but not know how to source anything.
A site that can be helpful for those in the US is buyitlocalfood.org, where you can find locally produced agricultural offerings, from produce to fresh dairy and eggs, and even prepared products! To find a good source of raw milk and dairy or grass fed meat near you, you can follow this link to eatwild.com where you will be able to click on your area in the US, Canada or elsewhere and find what suits you, according to your needs and preferences. Here is another site where you can find good, high quality grass fed meat producers based on your location. You can also go to localharvest.org to find a farmer’s market or co-op near you. This can help the people who need it most and really are working their hardest to support what’s good and wholesome in our food chain and world at large. They need and deserve support.
There are many Natural Grocers around the country a chain that has reliably well- priced products, with some organics being cheaper than conventional items you’ll find at a big- box grocery store. They have standards for what they will sell in their store. Natural Grocers remains a model for how we can be the change by doing business with integrity, even when it means losing out on profit. If you become one of their Npower members, they automatically load coupons according to your shopping habits. These apply at the end of your purchase when entering your phone number. They’re constantly expanding. You can find the one closest to you here.
Also, this link will bring you to a site where you can find your closest farmer’s markets, which are always a better way to go in the name of fresh, nutritious food, not to mention the environment. You can even have fresh, organic produce delivered to your door if you like; to do so you may follow this link to a site called farmboxdirect.com.
You may like to use this site provided by the Weston A. Price foundation to locate raw, organic whole milk and dairy products and discover all benefits. If you aren’t yet aware of the value or significance of Weston A price, by the way, please see my blog post explaining his work and why you need fat for optimal health. Essentially, Weston Price traveled the world looking for an explanation as to why the teeth of citizens of modernized western culture were decaying. He found that, despite not brushing their teeth with toothpaste or using things like mouthwash, or fluoride like we do, they had much healthier teeth, along with a variety of other health markers. He found some common denominator in their diet was something called Factor X, now known as vitamin K, found in fermented foods, as well as some form of animal fat (whether these populations knew it or not— one claimed to be vegan, for instance, but were getting animal fat- based nutrients from bugs in the plants, he found).
Conveniently, there’s even a resource similar to those listed for when you’re traveling— you can use this site to find the places near you, from coffee shops to stores to restaurants, that are offering responsibly raised, high quality products that lack unnecessary hormones, preservatives, food colorants or forms of modification/ processing. It is not nearly as hard as it’s made out to be to find and support the brands, products and distributors that can help create a less polluted and equitable world. We all have the power to make the world the place it has the potential to be with our help and attention. As weird as it may sound, what’s on the end of your fork has a direct influence on what you look around and see in the world around you. The change starts with each of us.