I am loving it - but my body had been so heavily poisioned when I started that I've had several "false starts"... Used to be if it wasn't packaged it didn't make it home. Now, I don't even like to package my own!
Now, I feel fine, though the detox sent me into coniptions for a while! I have more energy, and not so many aches and pains. Can't STAND most of the stuff I used to eat anymore, though, doesn't even taste good anymore.
can help with local coops selling raw milk products, and most of them sell many other products as well. If you like honey - raw is something to be seriously considered, but not for children... Conventional wisdom says 1 year - I've talke to many that say avoid for the first 5 years.
I also agree with the person that posted about sprouting grains. They are cheaper in bulk if you can get them.
Do what you can with what you have. Gardens can be grown on window sills depending on what you want to grow (and will save a TON of money if you are careful).
Some ideas, most stolen blatantly from WAPF and their Wise Traditions Newsletter:
If there is a "custom" butcher in your area that sells sides of beef that are grass-fed, you can get what they call "dog bones" for free most times. Nearly always, it is beef, but sometimes chicken carcasses as well.
I get mine from a butcher - who buys from the farm. I go back every Sunday and get about 50# of bones for the dogs, saving some for the soup pot.
They will usually (most times only for existing customers, though - so ask) do organ meats. These are usually ground and sold as "pet food." Actually, in some states, the raw milk is sold as pet food as well....
If you are stuck with store-bought milk, try to find non-homogenized. If you are not in CA, you will NOT find raw at any grocery. If not in CA, state laws vary, but usually a coop has relatively good prices.
When the farmer's markets open up, be sure to go at least to check several out... Prices vary, and so does the produce. Some offer meats as well, and you can talk to the people and find out how it has been grown/raised.
It is well worth both the time and the money - especially with little ones. You can't put a price on great health! Not to mention, attitudes change for the better the healthier you get. That's gravy.
My grand daughter has never had a single cold, ear infection, nothing. Teething was a breeze. And she is more well-adjusted at 22 months than my daughter is at 20 years!
Do a search for Weston A Price+recipes or WAPF recipes... you'll come up with some WONDERFUL sites that will save you time, money, headaches and sanity!
(NT Cooking is great - that's how I found this forum! I just don't have the link handy at the moment, sorry!)