For the 6th consecutive year we have traveled to the Wise Traditions Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation. This year the conference was held in “The Lone Star” state. It didn’t take long for Dallas to win our hearts over with the ideal weather, a warm welcome, and so many friendly faces.
The event began with the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund “Kick Up Your Heels” Thursday night dinner and organ sausage cookoff where we ate like queens! Every year we look forward to the Wise Traditions Conference for many reasons; one of which is the amazing food. This year was no exception! Our flavorful coulotte steak was the main course Thursday night where it was chargrilled to perfection and topped off with fresh herbs and apple cider vinaigrette. We also enjoyed an avacado and cucumber salad, jalapeno biscuits, cornbread, succotash and warm apple cobbler with custom made ice cream. Afterwards we had the pleasure of listening to some of our favorite keynote speakers: Sally Fallon Morell, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Michael Schmidt, and Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride. The night ended with everyone taking a spin on the dance floor with the fiddling Quebe Sisters Band.
Friday morning kicked off the Real Food movement where we set up a US Wellness Meats booth and distributed samples of pemmican, beef jerky, snack sticks, head cheese, braunschweiger and liverwurst. As if that wasn’t enough we had another surprise in store. We treated everyone by cooking up some of our favorites including the ny strip steak, ribeye and sugar free beef franks. Among the wide selection of products we take to the conference, the liverwurst and braunschweiger are favorites every year. This year was no different. Our pemmican was a hit as well. Everyone that stopped by was more than willing to try every product available for sampling.
The next few days continued much in the same way with distributing samples, selling products, talking to our loyal customers and meeting new customers. It was so wonderful to be in attendance at an event that brought together such a wide array of people who are just as passionate about food as we are. We very much enjoyed seeing each and every one of our valued customers, friends and bloggers.
We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that took the time to stop by our booth, try some samples and chat with us! We look forward to seeing you all again at the 13th Annual Wise Traditions Conference next year in sunny Santa Clara, California.
(Left to right): Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Chaffin Family Orchards, John Moody of Whole Life Buying Club and family, Liz of Cave Girl Eats and Laura of Ancestralize Me, and Randy, Carla, Dave, and Todd of Vital Choice