“I can’t sell you milk anymore!”
My mother was shocked. The lady on the other line owned a dairy and was explaining to my mom a sudden change in her business practices.
For the past month, mom had been driving us way out in the country every week to this lady’s farm for milk, buying seven gallons at a time.
“Why not?” My mother queried.
“You’re just re-selling my milk. I could get in trouble. I could lose my milk contract!” the dairy owner shot back.
“What do you mean – reselling your milk? Why would I do that?” Mom asked.
“Extra cash? I don’t know. There’s no other explanation for how you could go through that much milk in a week.”
“What if you have seven kids? That’s what I have and, believe me, they love your milk.”
“I’m sorry,” the dairy lady said, “I just can’t take the chance.”
With that she hung up the phone. Mom was incredulous. She’d been rejected – by the milk lady!
For years later mom would re-tell the story, “Remember that lady at the dairy…” We’d all shake our heads, oblivious, as kids are, to the lengths, real, difficult lengths mom went to to make sure she fed us healthy food.
Now, as a parent, I get it. It’s a struggle.
With all the food exposes on Netflix telling us that what we buy in the grocery store ain’t all it’s cracked up to be and our wallets limiting us, there’s a fine line.
We want to eat healthy, but how?
Here are a few simple steps…
- Avoid anything with the word modified in the ingredient list. It’s always code for MSG. Yes, taste powder. That stuff is a neurotoxin.
- Be kind to yourself. Don’t try to be perfect. My sister says that she feeds her kids based on the 80/20 rule, meaning she just tries to make sure they eat healthy 80% of the time (no word yet on whether she keeps this rule 80% of the time also).
- Make your own salad dressing. It’s easier than it sounds. Half olive oil, half vinegar of your choice and one glob of dijon mustard.
- Buy some grassfed collagen powder from Amazon. Put a scoop in your coffee every morning. The protein boost first thing strengthens your mind and helps you make healthy choices for the rest of the day.
- Buy your meats from a farmer like us. Everything we sell was born on our farm and carefully raised by us. This way you know the main course will always be safe.
Don’t have time to drive out to the farm? Don’t worry.
We have twice-weekly drops in Nashville.
We are in Columbia twice weekly during the school year.
We are in Lawrenceburg every afternoon between 2 and 5.
We are in Florence weekly.
Give us a try. We’d love to help you make sure your family eats its very best in 2018.
You can easily order on our site or text anytime 901.491.0183.