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New Local Food Sources

Houston and southeast Texas is fortunate to have a year-round growing season and we are usually blessed with an abundance of locally produced vegetables and fruits as well as grassfed beef and meat from other pastured animals.  Our list has just gotten a little bit longer.

We’ve added new sources for organically grown vegetables and fruits and traditional animal fats to our Local Food & Milk page.

Mood Dog Farms ProduceMoon Dog Farms in Santa Fe, TX, is a Certified Naturally Grown farm that sells beyond organic produce at Galveston’s Own Farmers’ Market and to local restaurants.

 

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Welcome to the website of the Houston-Galveston chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation!

Our website provides information about local food sources, farmer’s markets, and health practitioners.

If you are looking for raw milk, pastured meats or other nutritious food, go to our Local Food & Milk page.

If you need a health practitioner, go to our Health Practitioners page.

For farmer’s markets in the greater Houston area, go to our Farmer’s market page.

To be informed of our meetings and other activities, please sign up for our newsletter (sign up form is in the right sidebar).  We produce a joint newsletter with Real Food Houston.   In addition to Houston area chapter activities, the newsletter will include WAPF news and announcements, plus local and national food, health, and nutrition information. For a recent example of our newsletter, click here.

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Introducing, Gina Malewicz, Co-Chapter Leader (Cinco Ranch, Katy)

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Rebuilding our Relationship with Microbes!

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Yes, it’s true.  I am a nerdy lover of all things fermented.  I can’t help it! The idea of transforming something good into something great captures my imagination!  To my great pleasure I had the chance to hang out with a bunch of people as crazy about fermentation as I am and tell anyone braving the Texas heat just how amazing fermenting can be.

 

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Last Organic Outpost Event – Get Fermented!

The Last OrganCAM00504ic Outpost is a hidden gem in the 5th ward of North Houston.  As you drive into the small neighborhood there is nothing to prepare you as you turn into this 2 acre lot full of warm, healthy soil, budding plants, thriving bees and caring hands. Walking into this place is like walking into a different world leaving the hustle and bustle of the city on your heals, awaiting your return. But for at least a little while, you are a farmer. Caring for your crops, clearing weeds, tending to the bees, cleaning and organizing the property, and preparing for another harvest.  You’re greeted with smiles and handshakes from Joe, the head farmer, and appreciation from all the other volunteers that keep this amazing place going.

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Making butter at home

Demystifying butter! How to make butter (and whip cream) with a mason jar.

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Ever since my girlfriend told me I could make whip cream really easily with my KitchenAid (and simultaneously my husband got an espresso machine!) I’ve been popping out batches to go with fruit and cappuccinos all week. Then she said, well, you know if you whip a little longer, it becomes butter…

Hmmm… worth a shot!

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Tell EPA to stop the flood of toxic herbicide 2,4-D

Action alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

What’s wrong with genetically engineered crops? There’s a long list of problems, from corporate control of our seed supply to unknown human health effects.

One of the key problems is that the vast majority of GMO crops are engineered to withstand repeated applications of toxic herbicides. That means more chemical usage with these crops, resulting in environmental damage and human health problems.

Poison MaskNow the biotech and chemical industry want to take it to the next level, and sell crops engineered to resist applications of the herbicide 2,4-D — one half of the toxic Agent Orange mixture. 2,4-D has been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption, and reproductive problems.

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Taming The Sugar Beast

We are a world obsessed with sugar. This sweet food has had us in its grips for over 10,000 years. Whether it’s a sweet pastry, a sugary drink, or a loaf of bread we are bombarded by sugar at every turn. Even though your “sugar beast” may be winning the war right now, I’ll share some tips to help tame it and take back control of your health.

How did we get here?

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Introducing Amy Robison, Co-Chapter Leader

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Farmers Market Spotlight – Westchase Farmers Market

WESTCHASE FARMERS MARKET
Thursdays 3-7pm (hours change seasonally)
10503 Westheimer Road (Beltway 9 and Westheimer)
Website

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I was originally contacted by the Westchase Farmers Market manager in fall of last year. He contacted me to see if I wanted to be an egg vendor at the market. I am still small potatoes and don’t have the volume to make it to a weekly market, so despite his reassurance he would work with me, I respectfully declined.

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