Combining a background of postdoctoral research at MD Anderson Cancer Research Center with studies of Chinese medicine at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine it was easy for both of us to see the importance of diet and nutrition for our overall health and well-being. It is clear that preventative approaches are ever as effective and even more pertinent in today’s pharmaceutical-fueled society than restorative approaches. In a classical Chinese text from over 2,500 years ago, the Yellow Emperor stated ” Treating a disease after it has manifested is like digging a well after you are thirsty.” These sentiments are constantly reaffirmed any time we pay attention to food labels and nutritional data and realize that we are living in a world where lemonade is made from high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors while furniture polish is advertised as being made from “real lemons.” We want to give our family the gift of a more pure, wholesome life free of artificial flavors. Hoffman Heritage & Heirlooms takes great pride in saying that we only grow heirloom produce and we only raise heritage breeds of animals that were once popular with our ancestors. We do not use pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizer and our animals live out on pasture in an enriched and humane environment. We believe that you are what you eat, and what you eat should be as pure and unaltered as possible.