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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2008, 06:08:44 PM »

lesliek glad you also have Amish food that is in your stores. The one local I have carries their chicken which is raised, grown, processed and fed all from the farm in Indiana. Nothing in the food from other places, no antibiotics or any growth hormes which is so nice to know whats in the meat before buying it.
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2008, 06:20:32 PM »

lesliek, Yes, when You find out please let us know.
Thanks, Trudy
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2008, 02:11:50 PM »

I went to the Amish market today & bought a small container of their pet food. The dogs loved it,cats haven't tried it yet.Its from the chicken & beef vender, they serve cooked food for takeout. Bbq chicken,roast & gravy etc. , all from their own meats. They decided since so many people were looking for inexpensive safe meats for pets, they would start grinding all of the last weekends unsold prepared foods. It includes bones,all cooked & ground & then put the thru hamburger machine. It was $1.10 a lb & this weeks was mostly bbq & rotisserie chicken. If any of you have that type of market you should ask them about doing it also.They are not adding anything else,so it will still need some supplements or veggies etc added.It will be a nice backup in the freezer in case I am low on food & don't have time to cook that day.
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2008, 02:51:35 PM »

That sounds really good to Me. what do you all think?
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2008, 08:05:44 PM »

Good link if you live close and can pick-up the beef. Shipping costs are very high. If your order is 10 lbs it will cost you $51.51 plus the cost of what you order. Sigh, wish I lived close by.....
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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2008, 08:22:16 PM »

Good link if you live close and can pick-up the beef. Shipping costs are very high. If your order is 10 lbs it will cost you $51.51 plus the cost of what you order. Sigh, wish I lived close by.....

I thought that too then remembered ... THE farmers market.. I have two cards to organic ranchers in my area  and the local health food store in the next town I shop at has a organic/ natural butcher... check out the local health food store if they dont have maybe they can locate
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2008, 08:35:37 PM »

sharky I can go to Whole Foods and buy grass-fed beef but it is very expensive. Try to shop there at least once a month and buy what is on sale as far as beef but for the most part have sorta given up eating beef as well as feeding it to my dog. After Aug. should be able to shop there twice a month and then I'll be better able to catch more on sale.
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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2008, 11:50:20 AM »

Does anyone know where I can get 100% American sourced and made vitamins?? With cold season coming, I figured it best to start taking the multi-vitamins, but I'm afraid to take the ones I have (generic). Huh
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2008, 12:12:25 PM »

Every company I called said they imported their vitamin ingredients, but that they were subjected to the highest quality control standards in-house.  Honestly, I think you would be better off eating an organic, whole-food diet.  The vitamins are much better absorbed and often occur with other nutrients that complement absorption and without others that hinder it.   That's just my non-professional opinion.
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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2008, 12:15:24 PM »

Mary Blonde, here is an earlier link:

http://itchmoforums.com/off-topic-no-politics/demand-for-americanmade-supplements-grows-t2998.0.html;msg36753#msg36753
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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2008, 12:23:29 PM »

Thank you, I'll check those out.  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2008, 08:39:39 PM »

Does anyone know where I can get 100% American sourced and made vitamins?? With cold season coming, I figured it best to start taking the multi-vitamins, but I'm afraid to take the ones I have (generic). Huh

After many hours of searching, I've only found two:

http://www.earthturns.com/Reasons-To-Choose-EarthTurns-a/158.htm

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http://www.wellnessresources.com/mission_beliefs.php
(I don't like this place because their vitamins are in huge doses - http://www.wellnessresources.com/products/daily_energy.php?section=ingredients)
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« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2008, 11:00:31 PM »

I tried something new a few days ago: live butter lettuce! It was delicious!



nice root ball!
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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2009, 07:16:54 AM »

sharky I can go to Whole Foods and buy grass-fed beef but it is very expensive. Try to shop there at least once a month and buy what is on sale as far as beef but for the most part have sorta given up eating beef as well as feeding it to my dog. After Aug. should be able to shop there twice a month and then I'll be better able to catch more on sale.

I am posting on this because I think all of these "Natural and Organic" Chains need further scrutiny. I say this because I visited one. I was actually considering asking them to test try some of the products from cattle we raise. I researched and found the following out... I also found inconsistencies in labeling of Watermelons and the Produce Manager was actually very responsive in taking these signs down. I think too many people rely on labels that follow USDA guidelines that are not in line with what they envision the term to really mean.

If you go to the Whole Foods website, click onto the meat standards http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/meat-quality-standards.php

It requires the Animal to be Range Fed for 2/3 of their life. What about the other 1/3? How is that any different than traditional Beef Production. The Hormones and Antibiotic thing is perhaps different. But they are also processed the same way as cattle who are slaughtered for other Stores that arent in this class of "Natural/Organic"

I also asked the Butcher some questions. They do cut a lot of their own meat from Primals. I saw the Fat percent signs and asked if they had a tester. I have been interested in getting one myself. He said, "No, they simply put what it should be on the sign"....

Another employee relayed the following to me as I asked about where the Beef comes from... 'It comes from a  Ranch in SE Oregon... Ok, that is good...

The Rest keep in mind this is an employees interpretation. It is not a Meat Counter guy either. However, I want to point out the way people want to hear a story and the resulting spin effect...

"Yeah, there's no fence on the whole place"...I really think somewhere there is a fence. AS do most other ranchers who smile as I relay this story..

"So, the Cattle stay in the Creek Bottoms where all the good feed is and it makes the best Beef..."

Really?? I think not. I have been around cattle forever and know some things. They also like some dry grass as the sugar concentration cn be higher. I was in High School when Riparian areas first began to be fenced out. It is good to fence them out of streams when the banks are muddy so they don't tear it up. Let them have access to the grass when it is drier and they won't damage. They recycle nutrients in the same way as fire. The Point is Manage the thing.

The employees story may have or not have been really what is going on. ut if I accept the Story, then he is promoting the destruction of FRiparian Areas and Fish Habitat for what he thinks is better food. When, ctually these calves spend the last 1/3 of their life on Feed in a feedlot somewhere.

There are tons of options to know some Ranchers and get what you are looking for. I find getting to know your Farmers Market people has given me the best produce anywhere. I feel our meat is the same. And ask there also. Grass Fed USDA Requirement does not mean they are never fed grain.

I am simply saying ask questions. I am not knocking different or any production method. I am knocking the way terms have been redefined in a way that confuse people
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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2009, 07:34:31 PM »

Pat glad you went back to the post from 2008. Forgot all about that one from a year and half ago. They may as you say, need further checking on, although there are a lot of products they have that you can't find in a regular store. e.g. the more normal shampoo, baby products, cleaning/laundry things.

Never been able to buy meat from there on any kind of basis. Found a place that carries grass fed and is local to the area and that works out great for myself and my girl Foxy Lady.

Thanks for the additional info.
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