Me with my Costco-sized bag of kettle corn.
Last night, Frank and I were walking around Costco, happily munching on some non-GMO kettle corn we found in the snack aisle… (Do you know how LONG it’s been since I’ve had kettle corn???) …when we came upon the giant pallets of organic cold-pressed unrefined coconut oil.
We began to price-compare to see if this was cheaper than anything online (it is), and while we were standing there, calculator-in-hand, a family walked up—a mom, dad, three kids, and a baby—and observed us talking about price differences.
“Do you know of somewhere cheaper to get it?” the mother asked me from across the aisle.
“Nope,” I said. “This is the cheapest you’ll find it.”
As I observed the family, I noticed that everything in their cart was something that I would buy! And that NEVER happens!
Ever awkward at social moments, I blurted out, “This popcorn is non-GMO, in case you’re interested. And it’s made with cane sugar and sea salt. Still a junk food, nonetheless, but as close as I’ll come to eating a junk food directly out of the package!”
Despite my awkward conversation starter, we started to chat.
“Are you from around here?” they asked.
“No, we just come to Costco for a few organic things,” said Frank. They did, too, traveling from over an hour away.
“Have you heard of Weston Price?” I asked.
They didn’t hear me, so I repeated, “WESTON PRICE?”
What came out of the mother’s mouth just tickled me to death! She immediately grinned, gestured toward the baby in dad’s arms and said, “Oh, he’s my first Nourishing Traditions baby!”
We lapsed into talking about pastured poultry, raw milk, liver, and other such things. :) Which is why I agree with Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, when she says, “Raw milk drinkers are everywhere!” It’s true! :)
>>Read about how I found raw milk HERE.<<
This post is part of Fight Back Friday.
keep spreading the word!
I am still on the fence about this coconut oil. I would love to hear if others think this is really a quality coconut oil or not.
Edit: I just realized our costco sells a different brand then what you are standing in front of. At ours it is Nutiva cold pressed organic coconut oil. Still curious what others think of this brand.
Hi! I’m the mommy you ran into at Costco. : ) I also am glad to hear there are others around here with like minded convictions. Thanks for posting this and so nice to meet you the other night. : )))
Hey there Tracey! I had wondered if I would hear from you again! You and your family made our night! :) Please keep in touch and add me on FB if you like. :)
I just bought some of this coconut oil today! So excited to find it as I was all out. It can be scary when one runs out of coconut oil. :)
I agree! I always feel anxious when my coconut oil is running low…
I think it must be the lactating hormones… but this story made me choke up. It just makes me so happy to know that other mom’s KNOW about this stuff. What an encouraging encounter. <3
Cool story. I’m finding that I’m running into far more people who know about NT these days than I did 10 years ago.