Hello. My husband accepted a new job and we will be relocating to Hickory on 6/1/12. I am hoping to meet other natural mommas and locavores in the area. To introduce myself, my name is Sheri. I am 40yo wife of 17 years and mom to 4 children ages 21dd, 15ds, 13ds, 12ds. Our 21yo will be staying in Arkansas :(
I am a WAPF member and try to cook traditionally at least 80% of the time. We buy all of our meat, eggs, milk, produce, cheese, etc... from local farmers and grains/wheatberries, sucanat, legumes, and other bulk goods from 2 food co-ops, Country Life Natural Foods and Azure Standard (neither of which have drop points in NC). It took me years to make the kind of connections that led to a lifestyle of never having to buy from Wal-Mart, haha.
I am wondering if anyone out there can help me begin to make some connections for our new life in Hickory. I did find the farmer's market website and look forward to going there. If possible, I would love to buy CSA's because it is usually more economical.
I realize Hickory is a smaller town than what I am used to in Little Rock, but I am willing to drive to other cities if necessary. Looks like I might have to drive to SC for milk??
I look forward to hearing from other natural mommas/locavores!