1007: Brendan Buttimer Discusses The Meteoric Rise Of Local Farmer’s Markets

1007: Brendan Buttimer Discusses The Meteoric Rise Of Local Farmer’s Markets

Hub City Farmer’s Market Executive Director Brendan Buttimer is our guest today in Episode 1007 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Perhaps you’ve noticed in recent years the rise in popularity of farmer’s markets all across the United States. As people begin to reject sugar, grains, and unhealthy foods that are typically found in grocery stores, they are turning to the safe haven of their local farmer’s market to find fresh, nutrient-dense, real food to provide a healthy alternative to their typical food budget. Our host Jimmy Moore is a strong supporter of his local farmer’s market called Hub City Farmer’s Market in Spartanburg, South Carolina and he decided to conduct an interview on his Periscope account (download to your smart device and search for “Jimmy Moore”) recently with the Executive Director named Brendan Buttimer (you can watch the footage with the ambience of a typical busy Saturday morning there in the video below). This is the first time (but not the last) that Jimmy has conducted a podcast interview using Periscope.

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Periscope: Interview With Hub City Farmer’s Market

Listen to Jimmy and Brendan talk about the humble beginnings of the Hub City Farmer’s Market, the big emphasis they’ve made on bringing in quality protein farmers in recent years, how people find some excellent local food providers at a farmer’s market, how people can start a farmer’s market in their own area, how a farmer’s market forces you to eat by season, the standards they have in place to select vendors, how they are more than just a farmer’s marker, how they accept SNAP benefits for low-income customers, the creative marketing encouraging people to ABC (anything but a car) to the market, why they chose the downtown area of Spartanburg rather than a more upscale section of town, how they are building it up to be a 12-month market, whether they serve Bulletproof coffee at the farmer’s market, the vendors and products he wishes they could carry at their market, how a farmer/grower could get involved in a farmer’s market in their local area, and the reliance on the passionate customers who keep the market going.

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995: Joanie Walker Offers Up What To Look For Shopping For Quality Grass-Fed Beef

995: Joanie Walker Offers Up What To Look For Shopping For Quality Grass-Fed Beef

Grass-fed cattle rancher Joanie Walker is our guest today in Episode 995 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Food awareness is on the rise as more and more people are reconnecting with real food again. But with all the confusing terms like organic, natural, and grass-fed, how do you know if you are really getting the best possible quality food to feed yourself and your family? When it comes to purchasing a cow from a local farmer, there are certain things to look out for to know if they are doing things the right way. That’s why we invited on a grass-fed cattle rancher from Braintree, Massachusetts named Joanie Walker from Walker Farm at Whorltleberry Hill. She knows the games that many farmers try to play with consumers pretending to provide quality meats for them to eat and is here today to provide her expert tips for buying grass-fed beef.

Listen in as Jimmy and Joanie talk about how she got interested in getting a cow many years ago that led to many cows, why she wanted to feed her customers like she wanted to eat, how grass-fed providers can cut corners, why she doesn’t ship her meat through the mail, the shocking ingredients used to feed cattle under the guise of “grass,” how to look for people who are certified grass-fed, how to look for cattle that has been fed GMO hay and corn, be aware of the human waste fertilizer (a ton of crap!) sold to farmers, why you’ve got to vet your farmer, why the “no growth hormones” doesn’t mean no hormones, how the color of your grass-fed beef can help you determine the quality, why the grass-fed beef burgers at Carl’s Jr. is from Australia and that’s not good, the farmer can help you cook grass-fed beef properly, how different cows have a variety of tastes to them, why calling a cow “angus” merely means it’s 50% black, why you should pay attention to how the farmer treats you to know how they treat their animals, how a bellowing cow is a sign of adrenaline which makes tough meat, how the USDA measures the grade of a cow from the marbling, why she doesn’t get “certified organic” (although she does all the organic protocols), and how people can find a quality cattle rancher in their area.

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Joanie Walker bio
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992: Jared Stone Discovers The Power Of Real Food During The Year Of The Cow

992: Jared Stone Discovers The Power Of Real Food During The Year Of The Cow

Television producer and author Jared Stone is our guest today in Episode 992 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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As more and more people begin to become aware of the food they are eating, they are becoming reconnected with exactly what they are putting in their mouth. For an award-winning television producer named Jared Stone, who won an Emmy in 2013 for his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he forced himself to come face-to-face with this question by committing to buying a whole cow directly from a local rancher and feeding himself and his family on it. Along the way of this wild experiment, Jared got back in touch with what real food is again and rekindled a deep love and passion for everything he is eating. He chronicled the entire experience in a fascinating new book entitled Year of the Cow: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family.

Listen in as Jimmy and Jared talk about how watching a television show on food made him realize how disconnected from his food he had become, how he decided on the kind of quality cow to purchase, why he believes we need more information about where our food is from, how people used to eat butter regularly, his experience making his own butter, the deceptive marketing of margarine, what the public is so afraid of in embracing real food, how he breaks free from the food system with a backyard garden, how raising the cattle for grass-fed beef is good for growing other real food, the business sense of the way the agricultural system has gone and how we can impact it, the growth of the farmer’s market movement showing people voting with their dollars, how you end up paying less for food at a farmer’s market compared to a grocery store, what his diet was like before, the high-carb foods served on television and movie sets, how eating the quality meats made him aware how inferior the rest of his food was, how bone broth helped improve the flavor of all his food, how his anthropology background led him to the Paleo diet, the random movement he started engaging in after he started eating better, the health tests he had run prior to this experiment and how they got better after eating real food, his intense focus on each part of the cow to make the most of the animal, how the one-year experiment turned into four years, the story about how he cooked the beef heart as a romantic dinner for his wife on Valentine’s Day (and how it didn’t go over so well), and the psychological toll of consuming a beef tongue.

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Jared Stone bio
Year of the Cow: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family
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955: Nicolette Hahn Niman Has Dedicated Her Life To Defending Sustainable Beef

955: Nicolette Hahn Niman Has Dedicated Her Life To Defending Sustainable Beef

Livestock rancher, environmental lawyer, sustainable food advocate, and author Nicolette Hahn Niman is our guest today in Episode 955 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Beef has been under assault in recent years as a primary culprit in both global warming and health decline. But the only problem with these public perceptions of cattle is that they are dead wrong. For an environmental lawyer turned rancher named Nicolette Hahn Niman, who just happens to be a longtime vegetarian, says none of the arguments made against red meat from an environmental or public health perspective are valid. She’s written a new book about it called Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production to make a compelling argument for responding to these charges against meat.

Listen in as Jimmy and Nicolette talk about why people believe cattle are bad for the Earth and their health, how livestock actually contribute to the ecosystem making the land better off, why small-scale farms producing grass-fed meats can and should become the primary basis for the American food supply, how factory farming has caused damage to animal, the environment, and the humans that consume the meats produced by them, why none of the claims about beef on health have been shown to be true, how the popular notion that it takes more water to create a pound of meat is just plain wrong, how the human diet has changed so radically in just the past century, and how real sustainability in the food supply is the wave of the future of human survival.

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Nicolette Hahn Niman bio
Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production
– 2009 BOOK: Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms
EatLikeItMatters.com
Nicolette on Facebook
– NINA TEICHOLZ’ RESPONSE COLUMN TO DEAN ORNISH: Critique of Dean Ornish Op-ed

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

940: Diana Rodgers Integrates Sustainability Into Homegrown Paleo Life

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Paleo blogger, podcaster, author and organic farmer Diana Rodgers is our guest today in Episode 940 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t… Continue Reading