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So we have an Amish community in the next county. Its a big one, really cool. You just drive around and they have these wooden signs indicating what they are selling. If you've never been to one, it can feel a bit intrusive at first. Its always the women and girls and boy children under like 12. Always bare footed, only the women talk and thats minimal, everything smells amazing and always immaculate. They literally make everything from soap and candles to preserves and jellies, furniture, storage buildings. Really amazing. They ride around in their horse drawn buggies. We have the black covered wagons here. The color of the fabric on their wagon is an indicator of what sect they belong. Oh my point was the Rumspringa. Yes, those that take that time to explore outside their faith and decide which path to choose. I have met one Amish girl that chose to leave her community and she is the main supplier for edibles. She is truly the sweetest person I have ever met in my entire life. An amazing girl.
 

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I appreciate the organic Amish Farmers, that are left. It's the only place to get real food, any longer. Organic farms...

Wish more people in the world supported them. I'm not into genetically modified food. I started trying to consume mostly all organic around the time I went vegetarian.. which was a long time ago now.
But yeah, kudos to the organic farmers of the world.
 

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I appreciate the organic Amish Farmers, that are left. It's the only place to get real food, any longer. Organic farms...

Wish more people in the world supported them. I'm not into genetically modified food. I started trying to consume mostly all organic around the time I went vegetarian.. which was a long time ago now.
But yeah, kudos to the organic farmers of the world.
There are several organic farms near me. Non Amish. But they aren't certified organic because it is apparently really expensive to get that sticker. If you ask around you might be able able to find some that are technically organic, but not certified.
 

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There are several organic farms near me. Non Amish. But they aren't certified organic because it is apparently really expensive to get that sticker. If you ask around you might be able able to find some that are technically organic, but not certified.
I think the realmilkfinder.com has the scoop on that? It's how I was able to find a lot. There are places near me that have raw organic milk...certified. Don't know how they are pulling it off...but a fair few do still exist.. a lot of these farms will outsource for special pick up locations, and / or a certain place will not put them on the shelves specifically but put them in the back / on hold for certain customers.
But yeah, that sticker is getting more nonexistent by the day..
That's all I know about the milk sources anyway
 
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It sort of still exists today: The Amish.

It seemed to work out just fine for them.

They stayed true to their customs and ancestors.

I'd churn butter with the best of them if I could.
I actually considered it. It wouldn't be that much of a change for me. Then I could actually be part of a community. :) But, I'm sure I would grab an ass or something and get exiled for it. Ha! ha!
 

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There is a small community of Amish people here on the outskirts of town in the countryside.
They own a local furniture store where all of the furniture is handcrafted.
Prices are incredibly high, but the makes and durability are significantly more authentic than what you find at mainstream corporation mass production counterparts.
 

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There is a small community of Amish people here on the outskirts of town in the countryside.
They own a local furniture store where all of the furniture is handcrafted.
Prices are incredibly high, but the makes and durability are significantly more authentic than what you find at mainstream corporation mass production counterparts.
"makes and durability"
You get what you pay for!
people are too used to "made in china" crap.

Even back in the 80s (and very early 90s)- the quality wasn't as horrifying as it became.. take Records/VHS/cassette tapes to then CD/DVD. Flimsy as hell. A VHS And cassette tape lasted forever - just restring it if you had too. It didnt scratch or break at the slightest touch of hand. " technological Advancment" ...another way to rip people off, pretty much. Spend more money on stuff that broke because it's made cheap and poorly.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

and re-reading this - I am fully aware that I sound like a grumpy 80 year old, and I am content with that. :)
 
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I think the realmilkfinder.com has the scoop on that? It's how I was able to find a lot. There are places near me that have raw organic milk...certified. Don't know how they are pulling it off...but a fair few do still exist.. a lot of these farms will outsource for special pick up locations, and / or a certain place will not put them on the shelves specifically but put them in the back / on hold for certain customers.
But yeah, that sticker is getting more nonexistent by the day..
That's all I know about the milk sources anyway
That's interesting about the milk. I don't drink cows milk so not an issue for me. I do love fresh vegetables though. I have a little garden in the summer and then I just planted some broccoli and cabbages and I keep herbs year round. I actually have some bundles drying now in my pantry. They smell amazing. As far as organic we only have one farm in our area that is certified organic, Native Sun, but they started it of as organic took like 4 years to get the soil right. Like Callie said its expensive. Because it takes several years and lots of inspections and lab testing I think a lot of farmers just don't have the land, the time, and the money to go organic. I compost and grind down all my egg shells after they been baked of course and I make a banana peel shake for the vegetables and roses but this year the garden vegetables got misted with seven dust because the little bugs and worms were snacking way too much.
 

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"makes and durability"
You get what you pay for!
people are too used to "made in china" crap.

Even back in the 80s (and very early 90s)- the quality wasn't as horrifying as it became.. take Records/VHS/cassette tapes to then CD/DVD. Flimsy as hell. A VHS And cassette tape lasted forever - just restring it if you had too. It didnt scratch or break at the slightest touch of hand. " technological Advancment" ...another way to rip people off, pretty much. Spend more money on stuff that broke because it's made cheap and poorly.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

and re-reading this - I am fully aware that I sound like a grumpy 80 year old, and I am content with that. :)


Khufu Pyramid - 4,500 Years Old, writing within it Engraved In Stone. Preserved mostly just fine given its age.

Brand New Smart Phone - Drop it the next day in your kitchen by accident? Guess you gotta pay for another smart phone.
 

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