Giving thanks for still having access to nutrient-dense food while waiting for Senate bill S-510 to be defeated, or not

From David E. Gumpert’s The Complete Patient blog:

“I didn’t realize it till Thanksgiving was over, but one of the things I am thankful for is that I still have access to locally produced nutrient-dense foods.

Yesterday, family and friends indulged in a 19.5-pound turkey I had bought from a nearby farm that also sells raw milk. I took some razzing from family members that I had traveled an hour round trip to buy the turkey, paying $4.50 a pound for the privilege, and that it still had some feathers and other incidentals you don’t ever see in the factory produced variety.

But then there was marveling at how wonderfully tasty the meat was. Someone commented, correctly, I think, that the dark meat was much darker and more succulent than what you find in the mass produced birds.

The turkey was in addition to the artisanal raw-milk cheeses, butter, and cream we were able to serve. I felt especially thankful when I realized how close we are to losing these foods, especially if S 510 passes the U.S. Senate on Monday. Already, such foods are difficult to access in many parts of the country, as I was reminded while reading an article at the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund site about how there are no locally-produced turkeys in San Diego County….”

Read the rest on The Complete Patient blog.

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