Ideally, we would all eat local, organic and in season. Where do we even begin? This site lists Farmers’ Markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) across the United States. Often, getting to know the ranchers, farmers and markets in your area is the most reliable and economic way to eat well.
Deck Family Farms in Junction City, Oregon. Local purveyors of all meats that are truly free ranging and Oregon Tilth certified organic. They are the best of the best in quality!!! Not the least expensive, but if you can afford the best quality out there, this is it.
Finding foods that are not genetically modified (non-GMO’s) just got much easier. There is some preliminary proof that GMO’s may be dangerous to our health and that of coming generations.
There is little proof of safety, so at the very least we are undergoing a vast experiment on the outcome of ingesting genetically modified foods. Most of the corn, soy and cotton grown in the US is GMO-based. It is in the animal feed and throughout the food industry. Go to this website and download the app for an up to date look at GMO foods.
Oldways is a non-profit consortium of academics in nutrition who aim to bring native/ethic diet education to the public. While the Mediterranean diet has indisputably the most evidence in medical literature on its health benefits, it is really most relevant for persons of European descent. Other continents and cultures have native diets that are more relevant for descendants from those geographic areas. Oldways continues to create food pyramids that vary by ethnicity. They also have recipes and even 28-day guidebooks for various diets to jump start your nutritional journey.