Nourishing Traditions is all about the traditional foods people have eaten throughout the ages to keep themselves, their families, and even their armies healthy and in top shape for daily living, reproducing, and battle. Many of the foods used in the Nourishing Traditions recipes are widely available, such as organic fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans. But many of the very important foods that set these people apart are difficult to find.
While we sometimes do offer locally raised meats and vegetables, our goal is to provide high quality, nutrient dense non-perishable traditional foods during most of our co-op orders.
If you haven’t already read Nourishing Traditions, we highly encourage you to get your hands on a copy and read, read, read!
Here are some of the Traditional Foods we offer regularly. To receive a message when we take orders for local pick up, sign up for our emails.
Rapadura: Rapadura is a natural, whole, organic alternative to processed sugars. It is simply the dried granules from the juice of sugar cane. Nothing added. Nothing removed. Rapadura contains an abundance of minerals and vitamins, it tastes great, and it’s very easy to use. Just substitute cup for cup of white sugar or brown sugar in recipes. You can even make your own powdered whole sugar by mixing Rapadura in the blender. read more
Rapadura is available on almost all of our local co-op orders, and you can have it shipped directly to you through our store.
Grass Fed Butter Oil: Butter oil, or ghee, is the oil portion of organic butter which is made from grass fed cows’ milk. This butter oil is made only in spring and fall, when the cows are actually out on the pasture eating rapidly growing fresh green grass. It is especially high in vitamins A and K; helpful for acne, curing cavities, conception and overall good health. Some people take high vitamin butter oil in capsules as a supplement… more
Organic Butter Oil/Ghee is available on almost all of our local co-op orders, and you can have it shipped directly to you through our store.
Celtic Sea Salt: Salt is necessary for life. But just like refined sugar, table salt has been stripped of the very nutrients your body needs in order to use the salt itself. Instead of benefitting your body, table salt actually dehydrates your body by pulling water out of the cells and tissues. That’s why you feel so thirsty after eating a salty meal. Celtic Sea Salt is a truly unrefined salt, containing all the minerals of the ocean. It’s delicious too! read more
Celtic Sea Salt is available on almost all of our local co-op orders, and you can have it shipped directly to you through our store.
Despite years of enduring a bad rap, coconut oil is making its way back into its rightful place as a truly healthy oil. One reason coconut oil is so good for you is this: unsaturated oils will become rancid within hours of cooking, even in the refrigerator. Since coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is stable at higher temperatures than unsaturated oils and will not become rancid when you heat it. read more
3 different types of Coconut Oil are available on almost all of our local co-op orders, and you can have it shipped directly to you through our store.
Green Pasture’s Fermented Cod Liver Oil is made naturally, keeping all of the precious fat soluble vitamins in the oil. This is the number 1 superfood we recommend, especially for growing children and pregnant and nursing moms.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil is available on almost all of our local orders. Or purchase through our store.