Buy Local, Support Small Business

As a small business owner myself, I am all for supporting and promoting local entrepreneurs. When you buy local, from growers, artisans or crafters alike, you are investing into the economy of your own community. That’s healthier on so many levels.

TruLOCAL is such a business delivering their local meat products anywhere in Ontario. Your chosen products arrive frozen in airtight packages, packed with dry ice to keep the container cold for many hours. That means it can sit on your step until you get home. You also receive email notification of when it will arrive.

I have received several shipments now, and must say, I love the products and the ease of ordering online. You can easily change the frequency and size of your order as well as the products in each order. There are so many items to choose from. Each order is based on a point system, you simply fill your order until your “box” is full. For example, with BBQ season coming soon (I hope) I will be ordering more steaks and less roasts.

The best part? Their meat products come from locally raised, free run and grass fed animals, that are free of hormones and antibiotics. In this era of heightened awareness, these qualities cannot be ignored. Sustainable foods are popular today, cows raised in pastures instead of feedlots turn out healthier, tastier meat with more vitamins and minerals.

If I have convinced you to give TruLOCAL a try, use my referral code of
TRULOCAL2097 to earn us both free products!

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Tru Local Customized Meat Delivery Service

Recently I have become acquainted with the Tru Local program that sells local, organic meat delivered (fast and free) to your Ontario home.  I first heard of it on Dragon’s Den, then was reminded of it when I saw an ad on Facebook.  The meat contains no hormones and no antibiotics.   Unlike other companies that offer home delivery of grocery items, you select only the meat you want (will use).  I tried other food services years ago, but found I was always forced to add items I did not want to my package.

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Using a point value system, Tru Local lets you customize your order with a total of 20 points per box.  Each item is individually wrapped, the meat is packed in a Styrofoam box and shipped in dry ice  via FedEx right to your door, usually the very next day.

There are lots of cuts and kinds of meat to choose from including chicken, turkey, beef, salmon and more…

If your family loves meat and you love the idea of buying organic, local products, this may be the program for you!  So far I love the products, the convenience and the knowledge I am supporting local farmers that promote humane, sustainable and environmentally friendly standards.

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Dog meat to man’s best friend for Beemo and friends

This story from the winter Olympics in South Korea is gold medal worthy.  Gus Kenworthy, an American skier, has saved 90 puppies from becoming dog meat at a Korean dog farm.  He plans to bring the rescued puppies to the USA and Canada.

This is not the first time Kenworth has shown his displeasure over the way dogs are treated in other countries.  Using his Olympic connection, he has stepped up twice now to show his disproval of dog farms prevalent in Asian countries.  During the last winter Olympics (2014) he brought home stray dogs found wandering the streets of Sochi:

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Sochi resuce

 

This (2018) Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea Kenworth rescued the 90 puppies from their dismal fate at a local dog farm. He and a friend were horrified to see the conditions the dogs were living in.

 

Unfortunately, there are still no regulations preventing dogs from being slaughtered for their meat in many countries around the world.  Dog meat is a common ingredient sold in Korean (as well as other Asian) markets, used to make stews, soups and more:

 

This story is one of the many feel good stories out of the recent winter Olympics.   Welcome to America Beemo (the one puppy Kenworth is keeping for himself) and friends, where dogs are man’s best friend not a food source.

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Beemo has a new BFF

 

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