We'll be moving to Quantico, VA in about two months, obviously courtesy of the Marine Corps.
I moving from a tiny town where half the population of moms and kiddos have beautiful heads covered in dreadlocks and we have snow day play dates involving hula hoops and homebirth is expected. Everyone eats organic food, drinks raw milk delivered by a local farmer and makes regular visits to the chiropractor. I've only ever lived in easy breezy San Diego or our current hippie mountain town in Colorado, so I'm a bit apprehensive about moving to an east coast area where my gypsy soul ways might not be quite the norm.
I'm looking for recommendations for anywhere I could hope to meet other mamas and families who think a bit more alternatively. I'm hoping to find a good chiro, a homebirth midwife (or a birthing center... we'll be living on base for the first time in a very long time, so I've never had a baby in base housing and I'm not sure what the rules are, or if they are strict), a good health food store or co-op, a natural parenting store... anything along those lines. I know I'm moving to an area that is stereotypically more straight-laced, and I may be a fish out of water anyway, but I'd love to connect with a tribe of people who "get" me and my crazy family!
Thanks for any suggestions!
We're in Woodbridge, so I'm not sure how much our suggestions will help. But, I'll put them on here in case your interested:
*Chiro: Ross Weinberg
*Holistic Family doctor: Dr. Hai Jin Kim in Annandale, she does not do any vaccinations.
We shop mainly at Wegmans, and Whole Foods in Springfield for basic stuff, and we get all of our meat and raw dairy from a somewhat local farmer who has deliveries to a few different pick-up locations.
Thanks so much - that's a HUGE help! I'd love the name of your farmer... and about how much does raw milk cost out there?
And the chiro and holistic doctor sound wonderful! I'm a bit less scared to move out that way, now. :)
Buying raw milk is illegal in VA, so I can give you the email of the person to contact about getting raw dairy but I can't give out the farmer's name. The closest pick-up station to you would probably be the same one I pick up from, in Annandale. Is that too far for you? If it is, check out the real milk site for other farmers in the area. Our raw milk costs $6/gal. I haven't been to her yet, but if you're interested I just found out about this reiki practitioner. Good luck!