The Real Foodie

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Farm Delivery

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Today my delivery arrived in Southampton from my farm buying club in Miami! (which actually comes from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania—for legal reasons to do with raw dairy I can’t mention the name.) I can’t believe that I suffered for the last two years since I left New York and ended my farm buying club membership here; every time I would visit my family in Southampton for holidays and and during the summers when I would stay for several weeks, I would be stuck without any raw yoghurt or kefir. I used to drive for miles to a local farm in Bridgehampton every other day to stock up on pastured eggs, meat and raw milk and would have to make my own kefir and yoghurt from the raw milk, which never turned out well. After the entire summer last summer of feeding Olivia the raw milk, yoghurt and kefir from the farm (I can’t mention any names) I found out that the cows, which I thought were 100 percent grass fed, were being fed GMO soy while they were milked twice a day! (I got suspicious one time after I saw soy beans scattered on the floor of the barn and asked.) So this summer I was researching other farms to buy raw milk, the closest being in Riverhead (which isn‘t close) but when I called the farm they didn’t answer. Then my friend who is also a member of the Miami club told me she orders directly from the farm by mail when she spends her summers in Westhampton. I never knew I could order directly from the farm and receive the refrigerated package the next day by mail, still cold! What a difference this will make to my summer! I will still go to my local farm stands for fruits and vegetables (even the one in Bridgehampton which sell many other good things) and support the local food here but at least I won’t have to worry about where to find raw milk and it will save me a lot of driving.

BM Organics Market is Closing Down

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My favourite restaurant BM Organics, sadly, is closing down. I never even got a chance to write a post to showcase their amazing food which is sourced exclusively from Amish or local organic farms. Highlights from my memory include frissee salads made with a Thai coconut meat based dressing and sprinkled with raw, grass-fed blue cheese; brown butter and pumpkin seed spaghetti squash; sprouted lentil or chicken and kale soup made with real bone broth; grass-fed burgers with sprouted wheat buns and homemade fermented ketchup (the ketchup was a miracle and I would buy jars of it because whatever I put it on, my daughter would eat); spicy pastured chicken wings; fries fried in lard; sprouted mac ‘n cheese; raw milk smoothies; grass-fed hot dogs and sprouted hummus; all cooked using real cooking fats like butter, lard and coconut oil.

I knew it was too good to be true that a restaurant following the principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation stuck around for too long. Since changing to the Weston A. Price diet it has been my dream to open a restaurant just like this one and I couldn’t believe it when I found it, in Fort Lauderdale of all places. It made my experience of living in Miami all the more enjoyable and to think that I was afraid when I left New York City of losing all my real food places—I found everything I had there and more with the addition of BM Organics.

We have been making the 45 minute trip from Miami to this place every weekend for their gourmet dinners since their opening in February of 2012. It was a blessing that I just happened to stop by on the day they opened! It was the first time we could feed my toddler a full meal at a restaurant and have a relaxed family dinner, knowing every single ingredient was real food. In all my experience of eating out, I have yet to find another restaurant that is 100 percent real food. Even farm-to-table restaurants still use toxic vegetable oils for cooking, they don’t sprout their grains and it is unheard of to serve raw dairy.

The only good news was they had a huge closing down sale and I was able to stock up on all of my favourite items for a big discount. They will surely be missed by their devoted following but they will still continue their weekly farm deliveries.