Resources

Resources

Want to learn more about your food and how it is produced? Here are some resources to get you started.

Cornucopia Institute Farmer’s Market Purchasing Guide for Consumers

Cornucopia Institute published a very good do-it-yourself guide to what to consider when purchasing non-certified "organic" food. It will help you ask the right questions at your farmers market and other direct market sales from local farmers. We've included the link to the Cornucopia website and the link to the DIY Farmer's Market Guide PDF. Cornucopia Website Farmer's Market Guides ...
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Purchasing Meat in Bulk

Purchasing Meat in Bulk If you have a large family and want a freezer full of meat ready for every meal, you can order beef or pork by the quarter(beef only), half, or whole from SLO Farmers Co-op. The animal is delivered to the butcher and you order it cut as you want. We will help you with the process ...
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Films, Books, Podcasts

Films, Books, Podcasts Please email us your best reads, views, and listening about food and farming. suzanne@slofarmersco-op.com Food Inc. This film provides a critical look at large scale agribusiness. Video: Food, Inc. Meat: a benign extravagance by Simon Fairllie At its heart, the book argues,that the farming of animals for consumption has become problematic because we have removed ourselves physically ...
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Information about Meat Products

Information about Meat Products What are the Health Benefits of Uncured Bacon? Bacon and Food Safety, USDA, tells you more than you ever wanted to know about bacon from the history to the regional styles of bacon cuts. Also includes safe storage. What Are the Health Benefits of Uncured Bacon? Grass-fed beef: What are the heart-health benefits? Mayo Clinic Grass-Fed ...
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Learning Opportunities from Other Food Advocates

Learning Opportunities from Other Food Advocates New Leaf Foods and The Farmory offer food related workshops in Green Bay. The Northwest Earth Institute has two community courses centered on learning more about food systems. "Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability" and "Menu for the Future." The readings provide a great overview of the economic, social, and environmental issues surrounding ...
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Learn from SLO Farmers

Learn from SLO Farmers SLO offers learning opportunities for groups of all kinds. We would be happy to schedule one of the following with you. Please email us with details. admin@slofarmersco-op.com Searching for Sustainability This video, produced by the SLO Farmers Co-op’s president Valerie Dantoin-Adamski, discusses the relationship between farming and clean water in Wisconsin’s water-rich environment. As part of ...
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