Blog Authors are employed or involved with Polyface. However, posts will cover a large genre of topics. Statements, ideas and opinions may differ somewhat from practices, beliefs and vision of Polyface.
Heather enjoys gardening, farming, cooking, crocheting, embroidery, and being with family and friends.
Leanna enjoys farming, gardening, knitting, spinning, baking, and anything that has to do with the homesteading lifestyle.
Sheri enjoys family, reading, writing, baking, quilting, scrapbooking, knitting, gardening, canning, and is very active in her church.
Susan enjoys music, hiking, tending animals, gathering flowers and berries, fermenting, cooking, and making cheese.
Connecting Experience, Education and Enthusiasm in Farming.
Started Oct 3, 2011
Category Archives: Susan
Tip #10 – Ignore the food pyramid… and the “My Plate” Let’s take a look at the role of the USDA in this mess we’re in. Why does it continue to recommend Dietary Guidelines that make people obese, sick, and sterile? Adele Hite from the Healthy Nation Coalition said that “our dietary recommendations have been based … Read the Rest
Tip #9 – Buy Local and in Season Technology allows us the luxury of buying almost any food at almost any time, year round. Our society has become disconnected from the rhythm of the seasons. After generations of easy availability, we have come to believe that without modern technology we would be unable to feed … Read the Rest
Tip #7 –Buy raw dairy products from grassfed animals. Drink whole, full-fat raw milk, not skim, 2%, or 1%. Avoid powdered and condensed Humpty-Dumpty milk. Again, be a holistic shopper. Whole raw milk in its original, unprocessed state has cofactors and enzymes that are necessary to digest it and absorb the nutrients in it. Milk … Read the Rest
Tip #6 –Buy pastured eggs, and eat them often. Don’t be afraid to eat eggs. Just make sure they’re from healthy hens. Chickens on pasture will not require antibiotics. Usually farmers who allow their chickens access to pasture do not use hormones or antibiotics. Label Lingo If you’re still buying your eggs in a supermarket, … Read the Rest
In my last article I wrote about the importance of knowing your grocer. Now let’s go a step farther toward getting connected with your food. Tip #4 – Know Your Farmer. You should meet and know personally everyone who provides you with life-giving food. You can’t do that if you shop at a supermarket. Anyone … Read the Rest
This is the third in a series of articles about how to find real food that brings nourishment to your body, food that is alive and supports life. Tip #3 is all about trust. Tip #3: Know Your Grocer. When you need a babysitter, a handyman, a landscaper, or an electrician, you ask a trusted … Read the Rest
Tip #2: Avoid Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, GMOs are now present in 80% of America’s processed foods. So why should you be concerned? GMOs are health hazards in many ways. If you have any doubt about the health detriments of GMOs, read Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey Smith (author of … Read the Rest
I kicked the supermarket habit in 2008 after knocking down cancer three times. My illness was a wake-up call. It really got my attention. I am grateful for the sustainable farmers who provide me with nutrient dense, clean, safe food. They changed my life. I believe that I am still alive today largely because of … Read the Rest
Sheri, thank you for inviting me to the Polyface Hen House. There is plenty to cluck about these days, but I’ll try to stick with topics like nutrition and health since that’s my specialty. I was raised in Pennsylvania, spent 13 years in Arizona, followed by another 25 in the DC/Northern Virginia area. A city … Read the Rest