The Barry Farm

Pasture Raised Red Wattle Hogs, Dorper Lambs, Pasture Raised Chicken, Citrus and Blackberries

The Real Food Movement Houston

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Check out Ben Macmillan and West U Fitness.  We are very happy to be teamed with them and the braintrust around this table.  Making real end roads in to the way people see, eat and interact with food in houston.   #gofarmgo

A Meeting of the Minds to Change Minds

I was recently lucky enough to get the opportunity to sit down and engage with some passionate people. It is a beautiful thing when you get the chance to chat with, brainstorm, and listen to like minded, purpose-driven people.

I’ve not often had the chance to do such a thing. I’m inspired and I felt obligated to let you know that there are people out there that you don’t even know fighting for you on the food front.

I’ve dubbed our small contingency of farmers, dieticians, and healthy food advocates “The Real Food Movement Houston”. It is a goal of ours to change the way Houstonians do food. That includes being educated on finding and buying quality food, learning how to prepare it, etc.

It is about more than eating “natural” and “local”. It is about creating and fostering a better relationship with the food you eat. Just think about the possible outcomes that could come about if people improved their relationship with food:

– A happier population – A better sense of community -Lower obesity rates

– Fewer eating disorders – Lower numbers of obesity related disease -Lower cancer rates

– More time to spend on more important things than worrying about how many calories you eat

Houston it is time to step up and step out of your comfort zone when it comes to food. Fast, processed junk is easy. So is getting sick. Preventing disease is not.

Step up and CHOOSE to be better. Meet farmers at the farmer’s markets. Ask them questions. Get informed. Have other food/ diet related questions? Shoot it to me and if I can’t answer it, I know a few people who can! Challenge the lies that clever marketing is shooting at you daily. Frosted flakes should not be your main source of fiber, minerals, and added vitamins….Come on now.

It is time for you to make the change. You aren’t alone I guarantee it. Like I said, there is a group of us here fighting for you behind the scenes. Fight the good fight and we’ll be alongside you if not a step ahead trying to clear the way.

Happy 4th of July everyone.


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