Marillyn Beard

I am a deaf wife, mama & missionary living in Central America. I love everything about traditional food... lacto-ferments, cultured dairy, sourdough and more! Here's a sound bite from my blog about how I got to where I am with food today:

"My interest in truly healthy, wholesome food begin when I was first pregnant with Naomi. My interest began innocently with High Fructose Corn Syrup and Hydrogenated Oils, then it snowballed into an avalanche of many other things. Like many mothers, I desired the best for my growing babies and that started the hard, long process of re-learning what a nourishing, healthy lifestyle really looks like. I was very "healthy" according to the American standards, but I had to re-define what the term "healthy" really meant."

I am also passionate about horses and have been riding since I was a little girl. We live on a farm in Central America... raising chickens, goats, horses and more along with our ministry, Rancho Oasis 4 Youth.