As I posted a short time ago, we’re making some big changes over the summer. Making our lives less energy dependant, making our bodies healthier by getting rid of *all* take out (even the healthy stuff!), reducing our meat intake. We’re going fresh, local and raw where we can.
I spent most of my shopping trip to Zehrs yesterday morning looking for local options there. There wasn’t a lot of choice, in fact, aside from asking the helpful gentleman in the meat department what was local (he had a list!) I wasn’t able to find the city name of 99% of the Ontario grown produce available.
We are blessed to live so close to two outdoor/indoor farmers markets that carry CSA. We also have a few markets within a 10 km range that openly support the 100 mile ideal of our changes.
As I mentioned, Deliah has suspect pre-diabetic symptoms and there are changes being made. We have an appointment with a friend of mine, a naturopath in Toronto that we will be seeing to help make a lot of changes for the whole family so that we’re doing this the right way. CSA is darn near impossible in the winter months here, so we’re making plans to preserve, jam, freeze and prepare food to last us in to the fall. We don’t want to make all of these changes, only to go back to our less than healthy choices when the snow starts to fall.
For today, we’re saying good bye to the chickens… making boomerangs and plans for summer. July 1 will mark the first ‘official’ day of our changes, and you can bet we’re blogging it.