Are there any West Virginia paleo people here? (Or East KY/South Ohio)

Answered on September 21, 2013
Created August 16, 2013 at 3:05 AM

I'm relocating to Huntington, WV in the next few weeks and leaving behind my very paleo-friendly community of San Antonio, TX. Wondering if there are any fellow paleo-ites (paleos? paleovores? paleons? help?) who can recommend good local food sources OR want to start a potluck/cooking club!

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on September 21, 2013
at 02:34 AM

Thanks for all of the very helpful info, Savannah! I have become a regular at the Wild Ramp very quickly, and I need to make a point to check out the Putnam Farmers Market while I still can. I did check out Healthy Life Market but it's SO expensive, at least compared to what I'm used to. Kroger's "natural foods section" isn't too bad. I'm making a long long list in preparation for a trip to Trader Joe's. Also, I created a facebook group (also posted it to the Charleston, WV question): https://www.facebook.com/groups/170761719776908/.


on August 22, 2013
at 02:24 AM

The Wild Ramp in Huntington is pretty good, here's their website: http://wildramp.org/ There are a lot of different farmer's markets too, depending where exactly you're living and how far you're wanting to drive. I live in Ona and often go to the Putnam County farmer's market in Hurricane. There's also a Cabell County farmer's market in Huntington and also a new farmer's market in Pullmans Square in Huntington (the one time I went to the one in Pullmans it seemed to be one family from Ohio). There's the fairly large Capitol Market in Charleston, but I have not been to it yet. If you want local deer meat you should try to become friends with a few hunters, and then they'll sometimes give you their second or third kill of the season, or if you are buying land and let your neighbors hunt in your woods they'll give you some to say thanks. I'm sure that there's a way to find someone to buy it from but my family has never needed to figure that out. For things like coconut oil and such I go to Healthy Life Market in Drug Emporium. They have locations in Barboursville and Charleston, but I always go to the one in barboursville because that's where my mom picks up her prescriptions. Krogers also carries some items. I've just started eating paleo, but my entire family has sort of been drifting toward local food for awhile now. A potluck/cooking club sounds like immense fun!

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