Assumptions & Givens about Food Choices Proven through Practice
Fundamentals of Eating Simply
The Fundamentals include the following topics:
A. Optimal to Sub-optimal Food Production Choices
We focus only on the most optimal choice (#1 above) of Edible Whole Raw foods for sourcing advice...
Sourcing is where we get our Edible Whole Raw foods. Our best choices are:
Ideally it's self and/or friends...
For Whole Raw Foods, we're growing some (or perhaps all) of our own food in rich soils, practicing animal husbandry, ranching, or even just having two chickens in our backyard for eggs.
Knowing someone else who does these weird, back to the land things can also suffice, and is often an easier way to source wholesome foods – because we avoid doing all of the work!
In urban environments it's possible to grow wholesome foods even in our own apartment, such as in containers on a balcony.
For most of us and our friends, growing our own food is just not likely to happen, ever. We must find others outside our social circles who can and will grow and produce food for us and do it well – those whom we trust regarding quality, safety and consistency. The best of these situations lead us to farmer's markets.
Farmer's markets have the added advantages of bringing us fresh items in season, AND the variety of foods most in tune with the local terroir where we're living, or at least within a reasonably close proximity to it.
Farmer's markets also bring other intangibles of gaining deeper knowledge about foods, expanded networks for sourcing a greater variety of quality foods and, if we open ourselves up to them, community.
If self-grown, finding friends or farmer's markets are not an option for us, then we have to find reputable local, wholesome food purveyors who source their provisions from such good farmers and other primary producers we can't find or directly access easily.
Quality is often best when local purveyors are known as "organic" vendors, or as those who practice organic but are just not registered as such (due to incredible expense and administrative burden). We know these folks as they offer up heritage breeds and wild comestible options we're unlikely to find in any mainstream commercial store or national chain. At the very least, we want vendors who exclude GMO and all otherwise corrupted foodstuffs while sustaining a minimum level of quality regarding their provisions.
The best food purveyors are often small scale artisans – these folks well know exactly what is wholesome, natural animal and plant breeds and what it takes to produce and deliver them. In many instances such folks join together or take benefit from a local food Co-op, where the focus on foods is always to source the most fresh, local and high quality raw provisions with all the good time needed to present them that way.
If we can't have a knowledgeable conversation about wholesome food with the folks handling our food, then we're in the wrong place!
The following topics are too extensive and variable regarding client specific needs and details, therefore guidance and opinions are best achieved through direct consultation with firstname.lastname@example.org.
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