Last Thursday afternoon, November 11, the family dropped me off at Corpus Christi Intl. Airport. My destination was Pennsylvania for the annual Weston A. Price Conference, Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts. Here is a little video montage by Cheeseslave.
Here are a couple of things that might be different from your average health conference:
– 1/2 a lb of grassfed butter was figured for each attendee.
– The drinks of choice were beet kvass, kombucha, homemade ginger ale, sauerkraut juice and artesian well water.
– The vendors included sellers of Indian ghee, coconut oil, raw milk and butter, just about any ferment you could think of…kefir, kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, black radish and apple; wild-caught seafood and grassfed beef, water purifiers, various sea salts, honey, molasses, sprouted bread, liverwurst, braunschweiger…
– The speakers were a mixture of successful doctors/specialists, lay people with a passion for something, as well as America’s very own celebrity farmer, Joel Salatin.
– We were shown an extended trailer for the documentary Farmegeddon, showcasing the many family farms that have been intimidated and raided by the FDA and USDA, some at gunpoint and without any complaint placed by customers.
– I learned that our country seems to be unique in it’s wacky persecution of small farms. Many European countries, like Slovenia, have government programs that protect and cherish their small farms.
All in all it was a good conference and I was able to sit in on a panelist meeting of Real Food Media, started by Ann Marie Micheals of Cheeseslave fame. This is a network of real food bloggers who are winning friends and influencing people in the arena of food, healing and farm freedoms. I hope to contribute a little to their cause.