Join us on WEDNESDAY November 27 at 7:30 pm EST as we welcome Dale Stoltzfus of ‘Oasis Bird in Hand‘ to the show. We’ll be discussing the benefits of eating grassfed butter. This episode is especially important if you are or your loved one suffers from obesity or and eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, or binge eating disorder. You can tune in HERE.
Some information about our guest and ‘Oasis Bird in Hand’:
Dale K. Stoltzfus became a Belgian Draft Horse Breeder in 1988 when he bought a pair of two year old Belgian work horse mares. The decision to buy those two horses has led him on a path he never could have imagined. He had made a career change in ‘88 that put him in the Real Estate industry as a Realtor for 20 some years.
Having been raised on a farm and having a keen interest in animals and soils always kept his interest in, and affinity for, all things farm related, alive. Four years ago he heard about a new Farmer’s Cooperative called ‘Oasis at Bird In Hand’ that was in the planning stages. He checked into it and found out it was a marketing effort for local, organic, nutrient dense, fresh food. He had been paying attention to the local organic food movement and he was excited about it, and still is.
The steering committee for the new Coop invited him to join them and in the spring of 2012 he became the produce manager and coordinator of operations. In that position it is his job to learn from Oasis produce farmers what they have available at any given time throughout the growing season and match it to the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes they fill for local customers in eastern PA and in Washington DC, as well as wholesale customers. At the moment, they are not requiring our produce growers to be organic certified. However, they make sure they are keenly aware of organic practices and that they grow at or beyond recognized organic standards.
Oasis at Bird In Hand carries the whole spectrum of real food as follows: all types of in season produce, year round, GMO and Soy free pastured eggs, grass fed beef and pork processed under USDA inspection, raw milk, (PA only) vat pasteurized milk and chocolate milk, organically flavored plain and drinkable yogurts, fresh cream and our own fresh salted and unsalted butter, as well as numerous kinds of artisanal local cheeses made with their own milk. All of the fluid milk and milk used for cheese comes from local, grass fed only, heritage breeds of cows. The milk Oasis uses comes from organically certified dairy farms and the plant at Oasis is organic certified as well. The purpose of Oasis is to find solid, viable markets for locally grown, nutrient dense, real food in order to provide local farmers with sustainable livelihoods and local communities and cities with the most healthy, nutritious, organically good tasting, fresh foods; coming to them as directly and in as timely a fashion as possible. They believe from our own experience and from the stories we hear that eating the kind of food we are growing has within itself nutrition that will cure many ills.
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