Member-Owner Spotlight: Sarah Smith
In order to share our love of community, we want to begin discussing some of the most important reasons why MVM has made it this far: YOU. We have some incredible individuals who have been apart of our Co-op for many years and we believe that it is time for us to show our love for you!
I had the pleasure to sit down with Sarah Smith and her two lovely children last week, to discuss the incredible journey through her dietary evolution. Sarah and her husband began a shift in their dietary thinking a number of years ago. It began when they realized that their "conventional lifestyle" wasn't serving their overall well being. Initially, a change in diet improved some of their chronic issues and they were able to steer clear of prescription medicine. Even though they had a strict diet and avoided grains and starches, they didn’t quite experience the healing that they were looking for. Sarah became interested in homeopathy, and began pursuing the practice in 2011. Because of the use of homeopathy, Sarah has been able to treat those chronic issues that were plaguing herself and her family.
Sarah tries as much as she can to support local. Sarah “primarily shops at the Co-op” and she usually spends her entire food budget here. Her favorite items in the store can be found in our local produce department. Sarah believes that the "quality of goods goes down with big corporations”, so she tries to stay away from them. Sarah thinks that it is important to have a “ thriving local economy that we can be apart of”. She is proud to be the Las Cruces Co-Leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation. The Weston A. Price Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps link individuals to healthy organic food options all over the country. Sarah often refers these people to shop at MVM because “one of the most popular requests is where to buy raw milk."
nourished and nurtured
Sarah began her own blog, Nourished and Nurtured, a few years ago and now has over 2,000 followers. She initially wanted to share her recipes with other people trying to heal themselves through diet, but her blog has grown to so much more. Her blog recipes consist of the GAPS diet, and now the blog contains articles about health, homeopathy, homeschooling, and natural birthing.
Fun Fact: Sarah was employed at NASA as an aerospace engineer for 10 years!