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11-05-2007, 03:27 AM
OK, I have been raw since August '05, fell off the wagon for a few months recently but am back ON again and frustrated.....not with raw food I FEEL GREAT! I really really really want to get my 5 kids and DH to buy into my lifestyle MORE but it's hard AND EXPENSIVE!!!!!! Maybe if I could find a more economical way to accomplish my goal of adding more raw foods to their diets it would go over easier with DH .... I have been searching for "co-ops", etc.... but just wondering if anyone has had any luck with on-line grocery shopping for raw food. Kombucha alone is over $4 a bottle here and I can't seem to be able to buy it on-line????? Help, I really want to get them on board!!!!:eek:
11-05-2007, 06:05 AM
My Friend, if you can manage to get all your Running in.....YOU CAN DO ANYTHING.....There are recipes for making your own Kombucha. I am so sure there is a Co-op near by. You can plant a Garden in the Spring.
There are a lot of New Yorkers here and I am sure they will be letting you know all the RAW happenings.
Have you attended a Meetup Group? Check our meetup.com........I wish you all the BEST.............
11-05-2007, 12:27 PM
Hi NF Racer,
I agree with Spicyful. If you can accomplish your incredible fitness/running goals, you will find a way to eat the best raw food you can.
Living in certain regions does require more effort and often, more money for quality raw food. In the long run (no pun intended) we choose our priorities. I hope you can convince your DH what a good investment raw foods are.
I live in Northern NY and also have a difficult time finding special raw food items. I sometimes drive 100 miles to Burlington Vermont just to visit their Food Coop and stock up. With the price of gas, this is not an inexpensive lifestyle. I have envied those with access to raw food restaurants, Health Food Stores, etc. In my town, I have a Regular Grocery Store, and A WALMART grocery store, neither of which are a raw fooder's paradise.:(
I try to stick with fresh raw produce and have found that if I stay simple I can manage. Feeding a family of 7, is certainly more challenging. I wish you all the best.
PS Is Kombucha Raw? It does seem very expensive. Is there anyway you could order a culture and make your own. I know some folks who make their own and they say it isn't too hard, once you get the hang of it.
Best of luck,
11-05-2007, 08:11 PM
Thank you for the tips! I think it's time for a family "pw-wow"...You're right about being able to do it...I just don't think "the family" wants to. Yes, I can order kombucha culture but sooo many choices...Maybe I should search here re: best company to deal with...successes...I was also thinking of ordering an "aero garden" for indoor grens all winter....guess I'll get on that too! Thanks for inspiring me to get going!
11-06-2007, 07:43 AM
We get our bulk items (nuts, dried fruit, etc.) from a co-op. They have the best prices around, because they charge according to the market. The prices may go up or down from their catalog, but it is always cheaper than Wild Oats. We are in TN, but I know he delivers to NY occasionally, so you might want to give him a call. His name is Mike Arthur, and his phone number is 931-593-8835. Just tell him Allison gave you his number.
You will probably have to have a minimum order of $300 or so, so you might want to get some friends and order together.
Hope this helps,
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