Hi! I used to live in the DFW area. We were in the Denton/Lewisville area for 8, almost 9 years. My inlaws still live in Lewisville, and we visit there a couple times a year. I understand how you feel. There are so many people who claim to eat healthy, yet you look at what's in their shopping carts and go, ugggh!<br><br>
What part of DFW are you in? I still have quite a few friends down there.
i'm in lewisville. Everyone I know is very not conscious or very traditional in their beliefs. eh hmm...not the good way. i've pretty much learned to become isolated and keep my thoughts to myself. you're no longer here?<br><br>
Its gotten a little better since Sprouts opened up here. But most think healthy is low fat and that soda and all the cookies you can handle is okay. I come off as a real strict mom when i say no to my kids even once, even after they had one item.
I know what you mean! I get really sick of explaining why fat is good, no necessary!, for your body. Why my children need lots of good fats (not canola oil, thank you!), why they can't have soda, candy, brownies, cake, dum-dums, etc. Why they can't eat the doritos or cheetos or whatever. Why we don't eat pasta by the bucketful, or the cheap whole wheat or white bread. You get the picture.<br><br>
I try to just focus on reminding people that my children need God-made food for their God-made bodies. Works sometimes!<br><br>
I like Sprouts, it's about 3 miles from my ILs. Sure beats driving to Whole Foods or Central Market, although my FIL can't understand why I'd rather shop there than at the Wal-Mart, which is cheaper. My main complaint is how much more food costs in general in that area than it does up here in MI.
I'm in Fort Worth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> My first time meeting crunchy people in my area was when I joined a produce co-op.
It is expensive, so lately i've been trying to figure out all what i can make from scratch. I just couldn't seem to make a decent sprouted bread, so i was bying it at Sprouts. Then i found grass fed meat which is pricey, so now i'm learning to make bread. Groceries are real expensive, but when I went to walmart i would get a lot of stuff we didn't need or stuff that we should have gone w/out.<br>
Sprouts doesn't have any organ meats though, that kind of stinks. So i've been buying chick livers at the farmers market.<br>
It really helps me a lot to be able to buy our supplements somewhere for a decent price. Sprouts saves me a trip to the hfs, but I feel bad that the hfs doesn't price as competitively, I just can't afford them on the stuff we need.<br><br>
I used to be a part of a produce co-op and I loved it. We just would eat all the fruit, and the extra orders we got everyweek and we'd end up wasting too much....it might be nice to get in another one. I'm trying to eradicate stores as much as I can, but keep it cost effective. But that co-op was with a whole bunch of homeschoolers from our old church. How would I find one going on?
I posted a similar thread in the dfw tribe, and no one seems to be but I dropped off some links and they seem somewhat interested. I should ask them about about a produce co-op.<br>
You know, I found this site from the "healing cavities with nutrition thread". Jane s was so informative that I had to check it out, I was glad to see there waas a whole group hashing it out...
I live in Plano, north of Dallas! Where are you? I am very busy playgroups and homeschool groups, but would love to meet a crunchy, WAP mamma!<br><br>
Let me know if you are close by and maybe we could meet at a park or something?<br><br>
....sorry, just saw that you said you are in Lewisville...maybe we could meet in the middle somewhere?
april, I don't know how you would find a co-op. I know there is an active co-op group in the Denton area. I don't know if you could find some contacts through LLL? Or maybe through WAP? There is also a co-op in the Euless/mid-cities area. I have no idea how you would find out who the coordinator is, though. I would think your best bet is maybe to contact someone through WAP. Or at the farmer's market, perhaps.
I am in this co-op <a href="http://www.yourhealthsource.org" target="_blank">www.yourhealthsource.org</a> They have pick-ups all over the DFW area, and we've been very pleased with the quality of the produce!
I'm in N Dallas. Not a very crunchy part of town I think, but maybe it is for DFW? We just moved here in March -- I have two kids, DS 9 and DD 6. I do enjoy meeting other WAPF folks when I do my milk pick up. Do you know about the DFW WAPF Yahoo list?
I'm over in East Dallas. I don't feel terribly alone with my food choices, but then again I worked at Whole Foods for a while so I've got a lot of friends who wouldn't touch a Happy Meal with a ten foot pole. lol
hey, that's the co-op i was in Shirelle. thanks!<br><br>
For the drop off in dfw, how much does it cost? Right now i pay 8.50 per gallon 8.50 for a pint of cream. my husband loves the dairy but is not down with the price.<br><br>
do we all have kids here? maybe we could all get together. A park picnic would be awesome!<br><br>
maria, is plano west of dallas?
I think a picnic is a great idea! Plano is North of Dallas off highway 75. The weather is great for outdoor activities. My ds will be 3 in December. We are involved with a few homeschool groups, so even if your children are older, that's great because he gets along super with every age.<br>
Do you know of any good parks between you and me? We could set something up in the next week or two.<br><br>
Let me know your children's ages.<br><br>
Yeah! I look forward to meeting some WAP crunchy moms!<br><br>
Oh, and also wanted to say that we moved here from Houston last year and find it hard to adjust to such a main-stream area too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I pay $6/gal for cow milk and $8/qt for cream
I do nutritional counseling, but I'm not all gung ho on the Brewer diet for healthy women. I think it is way too high in fat, and too low in good veggies. Actually, though, I'm laying down the mantle of the midwife and staying home to school my children full time. This decision is recent and still a little akward for me.
i'm proud of you. the occupation of midwifery is very noble, but every child is a gift from God, our own no less. Donna ****** and Anne crowley were my mw's and I love them. But i wouldn't want their hours.