Hello from Beth

August 10, 2019

1) Chicken - We will process our fifth batch of chickens August 16th. Individual pieces will be added to our store for orders on August 17th - just ahead of August 21st delivery date.

2) Beef- Individual cuts - we added individual cuts to our store July 29th and are fully stocked

Custom Half Beef - if you are interested in getting a half beef it is not to late. Simply follow this link https://naturesgourmetfarm.com/custom-bulk-orders
to place your deposit.

3) Pork- We have some link & pattie sausage available. We have pork at the processor now that will be available late August (most likely after the 8/21 delivery date). If you are looking for a half or whole pig - our next processing date will be late September.

4) Eggs- Egg production has slowed down - mostly from the older hens. We've coordinated to receive younger hens scheduled to arrive August 16th so we can get them acclimated during the summer sales slump and be laying strong when demand picks up in the fall.

FARM UPDATE:
Hey, this is Beth. If you have followed our newsletter for a couple of years, you probably read my article about my health issues with prediabetes. Just to quickly summarize, I have been prediabetic for over 10 years. My numbers (HbA1c) had actually gone over into diabetic range, but my practitioner gave me a chance to lose some weight and get it back down so it would not be on my medical record which would follow me the rest of my life and which could affect things like getting insurance or having to pay more for it. She told me about Trim Healthy Mama. I had never really followed a “diet” before, but had always eaten vegetables. Their plan was easy to follow (eat healthy fat with good protein OR good protein with carbs - eat meals that do not put fat & carbs together) and I lost about 35 pounds and my numbers started coming back down and I have maintained my weight for the most part for over 2 years.

I have always been interested in the medical field and have watched several docuseries on things like cancer. I recently watched one entitled “Rising from the Depths of Diabetes and Obesity.” Wow! It was eye-opening, and it was telling how to REVERSE diabetes, not just manage it as conventional medicine does. I will give you just a few bullet points here, and if enough folks are interested, I can maybe expound on it more in some future newsletters.

*Diabetes is being called the Black Death of the 21st Century because it has become a pandemic of global proportions.

*You don’t have to be overweight to have diabetes. 40% of diabetics have normal weight.

*It is a lifestyle disease, meaning diet, stress, and environment all contribute to it.

*Diabetes increases our risk of heart disease by 37% and 3 times more likely to develop certain cancers.

*Experts are saying that because of more children developing diabetes and obesity, those children in grade school now will not have the same life expectancy of their parents.

The amount of information out there is vast if you look for it. One thing that the speakers advocated is a whole food, plant-based diet. They would ideally like to see no animal products, but I’m not sure I can do that, and especially that being what we do. However, they did not speak on the difference between grass-fed/finished meats and pastured products versus grain-fed products. Also in all of their touting of fruits and vegetables, only one speaker even mentioned the glyphosate problem with these foods. I know they couldn’t cover everything, but I thought that was a pretty important overlook.

I will be doing more research online and reading. If you are interested in changing the road you or your family’s health is on, here are a few websites that were mentioned in the docuseries that have some great info.

Nutritionfacts.org masteringdiabetes.org brightlineeating.com

Thanks for all the support and kind words you send our way. I commend you for making the sacrifice to give your family quality meat and eggs from our farm. We don’t take that trust lightly.

Ben & I thank you for supporting local (integrity) regenerative food sources to create a food system that is better for the animals welfare, better for regenerating the land and better for a healthy community. That is the only way to make a positive impact.

Customer Feedback- "Super friendly and easy pick up, and Ben's beef is very tasty. Highly recommended!. S Burton

Quote Worth Re-Quoting – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
― Hippocrates

Thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.
Ben & Beth

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