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Information and Resources for Dining with a Big Appetite and a Clear Conscience
Many components comprise what it means to eat humanely: 1. The humane treatment of animals, 2. Reducing or eliminating the consumption of animals and animal products, and 3. Considering the global impact of our food choices.
Interestingly, optimal choices for animals and the planet are also optimal for human health. As more people are realizing, keeping animals off your plate keeps animals out of the slaughterhouses and turns your dollar away from the atrocious cruelty, confinement and greenhouse gas-producing system of factory farming*. Additionally, however, as Dr. T. Colin Campbell (author of The China Study) and many others have shown, eating far less in the way of animal products promotes your own health, keeps it in balance, and dramatically lessens the risks for every disease.
*Evidence continues to show support for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's findings that animal agribusiness is the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions directly impacting changes to our global climate systems.
Below is a list of invaluable resources for ethical, local and sustainable food sourcing options.
- PAHS CERTIFIED PARTNERS
- RECIPES AND PROGRAMS
- RESTAURANTS AND GROCERS
- “Certified Humane”, “Animal Welfare Approved”, “American Humane Certified”
- LISA's COUNTER CULTURE: Returning to the roots of nourishing, ethical, sustainable food.
- From countless fermenting classes to acting as a drop point for Happy Girl Kitchen and Evergreen Acres, Lisa is a virtual library for local, natural, real and ethical food sources for the peninsula.
- REAL FOOD BAY AREA: From farm to table.
- Real Food (Bay Area) is dedicated to providing local, healthy, sustainable, artisan foods delivered directly to your area.
- EVERGREEN ACRES GOAT FARM: A true coop.
- Purchase a (happy) “goat share» and in return you can receive raw goat milk, kefir, cheese, yogurt, soap, and other seasonal items such as eggs, vegetables, fruits, and special handmade seasonal desserts with goat milk as a main ingredient. Each member does take a turn about every 7 weeks to pick up the delivery for the group and return it to my house (which serves as the central pickup location). The farm is approximately 20 minutes from my house.
- HAPPY GIRL KITCHEN: Food preservation
- Our community is sprouting! Here at Happy Girl we are building a community of people who share our passion for food preservation. Our mission: to empower you through hands-on workshops and with deliveries of the local harvest in bulk quantities, enabling you to preserve that local harvest safely and affordably on your own. We want our neighboring organic farmers to sell as much of their beautiful bounty as they can in the heat of their season when other outlets may be saturated. We are striving to do our part to maintain a strong local economy and food system that is more sustainable for all of us.
Making animal, planetary and human health friendly food choices is easier today than ever before. From the increasing popularity and quantity of Farmers Markets in our communities to convenient and scrumptious vegetarian foods available on restaurant menus and in grocery aisles, many options are allowing different choices to forge a new concept of and a new relationship with food.