Below is a growing list of resources for real food and natural living. It will be updated often!
Groceries (Local and Drop Ship)
Starting mid-January, I will be using Azure Standard for the majority of our groceries. I will be shopping for one month at a time. I will include a post solely about Azure Standard soon, so keep checking back for that.
Urban Acres has been a favorite since we moved here, and I just recently started using a local farm (Texas Daily Harvest) for home delivery.
Urban Acres sells local meat, cheese, milk, produce, and other natural/organic products. They have a CSA (and you can choose a half or whole share), and they have raw honey from their own roof top. If you live in Oak Cliff, you can’t get more local!
Texas Daily Harvest sells non-homogenized, low milk pasteurized, organic milk from grass-fed cows. They also sell other dairy products (half and half, cream, greek yogurt, butter) as well as beef, chicken, pork, eggs, etc. They sell some produce (though it’s very little). I’m very excited about this new resource because it’s local! They deliver it to your home for a low fee of $4 and with a minimum order of $25. I plan to buy all of my milk and meat through them.
Greenling will be starting in DFW next month! This is a program in which local food is delivered to your home. As soon as I have more info, I will share!
Eat Wild- your source for finding pastured meat, poultry, and eggs in your area.
Local Harvest- a great way to find CSA’s, Farmer’s Markets, and Farms in your area.
Vitamins, Supplements, and Personal Hygiene Products
My two favorite places to shop online for these products are Vitacost and Lucky Vitamin. I have searched and searched for the least expensive products, and these seem to be the least expensive. Lately, I have not bought natural personal hygiene products because we really don’t have the money. I try to stick with whatever is on sale at the store… but I can recommend what I do use when we can afford it.
Vitamins and Supplements
The goal is to eat well enough that we wouldn’t need vitamins, but at this time I know that we are still lacking in nutrients, so I choose vitamins that are made from whole foods. We do try to always have fish oil… it is beneficial for so many things (I’ll come back to that).
Children’s Fish Oil- Nordic Naturals Children’s DHA
Children’s Vitamins- Rainbow Light Gummy Bear Essentials
Women’s Vitamins- Nature’s Way Alive Once Daily Women’s Multivitamin
Men’s Vitamins- Nature’s Way Alive Once Daily Men’s Multivitamin
Adult Fish Oil- Coromega Omega 3, Chocolate and Orange
(if you’re pregnant, see my post on Natural Pregnancy for supplements to use in pregnancy)
Personal Hygiene Products
Shampoo and Conditioner- Beauty Without Cruelty Shampoo and Conditioner
Body Wash- Jason Calming Pure Natural
Face Wash- Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash
Toothpaste- Tom’s of Maine Whole Care Toothpaste
Children’s Body Wash- Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild (though this has gotten way more expensive lately… by about $5 a bottle!)
Children’s Toothpaste- Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry
Books and Websites
This list will grow!
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
City Chicks by Patricia Foreman
The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife
Mommy Diagnostics: The Naturally Healthy Family’s Guide to Herbs and Whole Foods for Health by Shonda Parker
100 Days of Real Food
The Cheapskate Cook
Keeper of the Home
Weston A Price
Nourishing Our Children
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices by Aviva Jill Romm
The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy by Shonda Parker
Mothering Magazine’s Having a Baby Naturally by Peggy O’Mara
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed
Keeper of the Home- Pregnancy
Passionate Homemaking- Natural Living Resources
Walk Slowly, Live Wildly- A Journey into Pregnancy and Birth
Natural Mom.com- Natural Alternatives
Mother Love- Herbs to Avoid in Pregnancy