2019 0316 Dr. Zack Bush on Farmer's Footprint

March 16, 2019

Product Update –
1) Chicken
- The FIRST batch arrived February 28th and are doing great! We have commitments for 85% of our annual volume.

2) Beef
- Individual cuts - our next beef processing date is March 11th. This means we will be back in stock on all beef items before the April delivery date. Look for inventory to be added by March 23.

Custom Half Beef - I have added four halves for the April 8th processing, If you are interested in a half beef please follow this link to learn more and place your deposit to reserve your order https://naturesgourmetfarm.com/custom-bulk-orders

3) Pork
- Individual cuts - our next pork processing date is March 18th. This means we will be back in stock on all pork items mid to late April. We will have plenty of pork available starting in July.

4) Eggs
- Egg production is running on ALL cylinders! Lay rate is 95-98% which is outstanding. We have added all size options to our website and can easily fill your orders. Thank you for your patience as we worked through this issue

FARM UPDATE:
Hey, Ben here - we hear from our customers that food is a subject that seems so simple, yet is so hard for many. Farmers and consumers alike are confused by debates about what's right or healthiest for people, livestock, and our environment.

What was once natural and intuitive for hundreds of years has become the subject of intense nutritional research and government intervention. It is mind boggling to think that people do not know how to eat healthy without the USDA food pyramid or reading diet books.

What customer do know, just by looking around, is that something is broken. They know that more of their neighbors are overweight, and that many are fighting diseases like cancer. It's understandable to cast a critical eye at our food system.

Dr. Zach Bush- will be the keynote speaker at this years Grassfed Exchange Conference. Here is a few clips from an article about him and his work. "One of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care, Dr. Zach Bush abandoned his prestigious academic career in cancer research, and his conventional medical practice a decade ago, after coming to terms with the fact that not only were his pharmaceutically based research and treatment protocols ineffectual; they were making his patients sicker. He then opened a clinic in the middle of a food desert in rural Virginia, where he swapped out pharmaceutical interventions for the medicinal properties of plants. Now based in Charlottesville, Dr. Bush has assembled an outstanding group of scientists and clinicians who are at the forefront of research on the microbiome and epigenetics. He has developed an impactful approach to healthcare which directly challenges ‘big farming,’ ‘big pharma’ and conventional medicine".

"Over the past several decades, we have systematically eroded the earth’s ecosystem — an ecosystem which we are inextricably a part of. Tens of thousands of industrial chemicals have made their way into the soil in which we grow our food, the air we breathe and the water we drink, with profound downstream consequences to human health. Dr. Bush makes a compelling case for a causal link between environmental degradation and the meteoric rise in chronic disease. Today, one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, not including skin cancer. Autism diagnoses have more than doubled in six short years from one in 84 in 2012 to one in 36 today, and symptoms of depression and anxiety are ubiquitous. A host of formerly rare autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s, as well as life-threatening allergies and food sensitivities, are now commonplace".

If you are confused or unsure what you need to do, then let me encourage you to watch the 20-minute Farmer's Footprint video to see some amazing progress being made in farming and human health. Watch video here



Customer Feedback
- "Natures gourmet eggs and ground beef are so delicious! Ben was very friendly and helpful when I met him for the first time at pickup location. I love the convenience of ordering online, love the values this farm’s owners stand for, and the price for Grassfed local beef and pasture raised eggs can’t be beat!!!." - E Jackson

Quote Worth Re-Quoting – “In 1965 4% of our population had a chronic disease. Today, 46% of our children have a chronic disease." ~The Farmer's Footprint

“It takes incredible courage to create positive change in modern agriculture.” ~Allen Williams

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Ben & Beth       

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