At Getting Back to Nature™ we have decided to re‐learn about the native foods that were consumed in Kentucky and elsewhere in the United States. Some of the impetus for this interest came from a talk that Obiora heard some years ago when the speaker had stated that there are an estimated 30, 000 plant species worldwide but only 150 are consumed, and out of that 150 only about 30 comprise our food intake (in the United States). Also it’s evident that the "food"—not everything that is sold in stores can be considered food nor real (i.e., GE/GMO, lab‐made, synthetic, etc.)—that we consume plays a big role in the increase in incidents of dis‐ease, especially here in the United States. Therefore we felt that it was a good idea to resurrect and regain knowledge of the foods we once consumed. With this being the case, many of our food products are foraged.
For our food products we do NOT try to harvest or take more than needs to be taken as we know that many non‐human animals that may depend on that food source. We also only harvest from plants that are healthy and we do what we can to encourage a state of health within the soil as that is paramount for the health of plants and us (as we are what we eat).
We try to be cognizant of the energy that we put out, not just when we are wildcrafting or harvesting but also when we are creating our value added products. We grew up in a household where delicious and healthy food was made from scratch.
Our value‐added food products are hand‐crafted. For example, we make apple pectin in‐house for jams, jellies, and syrup that need pectin. We do not use fillers nor additives and believe that our most important ingredient (whether listed or not) is love. And our products are sold in glass jars, brown paper bags, biodegradable pots, and similar materials. We strive to be conscious of our actions and the impact they may have.
The Forager and Twin Forager models of value added products contain one or more ingredients that have been foraged. We are aware that many plants have been wildcrafted almost to extinction, so we do not harvest more than what is needed to insure that pollinators and other wildlife can continue having food to forage.
The MA logo signifies that at least one (1) or more ingredients has been grown and sustainably harvested or foraged from Martin Acres.