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Vegetarians and Vegans eating insects...Is there a grey area?

We have so many customers that come to our farmer's market stand and start trying our samples of our cricket products. They sometimes ask if it's okay that they are eating insects because they are vegetarian or vegan. We say if you are doing it for the planet then yes maybe it is fine for you. Insects are a great source of iron, calcium, potassium, protein, and many other nutrients. Also, I've always heard if everyone eats meatless for at least one day a week it is a great way to help slow down the deterioration of our ecosystem! This reason is the same as to why we incorporate insects into our diet. Livestock contributes to a huge percent of...

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela

     Cultural Acceptance plays a large roll in eating insects! Jiminy Co. is  invited to talk at Beech Hill Elementary School about Entomophagy.  We are so excited to talk with the kids about eating bugs! It starts with the youth and if we can make it a cultural norm for them, then hopefully they will all be entomophagists in their future. ​     We stumbled upon this video a while back and thought it to be a great resource for educating children and adults alike. It touches on the benefits, history, relation to environment and entomophagy in other countries! Check it out!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDqXwUS402I

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When life gives you lemons...you eat crickets!

     A few years ago my sisters and I found ourselves pondering about life. Alex,  worked at her job for over 8 years, moved to Colorado for a new experience only to find herself back in Charleston working at the same job again. Gabby, graduated college, moved back to her home town in hopes to land a job in the public health sector only to find herself working the same job as Alex, now  going on 4 years. Vicky on the other hand was a little more free spirited and jumped around jobs finding the right fit, only to find herself broke.       As we all sat there on the beach with friends and the pups, we...

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Jump in to a new kind of powder this Christmas...Cricket Powder!

Tis the season. Black Friday starts it off and now everyone is looking for the newest kind of stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts. Every year it gets harder and harder to find that one present that someone else doesn't already have. While there are a lot of really cool new things out, cricket protein is the latest up and coming product in the market. You won't only be doing them good but the planet as well. Cricket protein is very sustainable because they use an insanely less amount of water and feed to produce the same amount of protein as other sources such as our beef, chicken, and pork. They also emit less greenhouse gases. Not only are they good...

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#Education

It's that time of the year again...school has officially started in the Lowcountry! We are thrilled about the upcoming health fairs and bug fests around Charleston. There is nothing like trying to get a bunch of creative, fresh, spunky minds to eat a cricket cookie let alone a whole cricket! Since we started this venture to introduce crickets as an alternative source of protein, our favorite part has always been educating the youth, whether at the markets, with nieces and nephews, or at elementary and middle schools. If there are any teachers or educators who are interested in learning more about our company and entomophagy we would love to chat! jiminycompany@gmail.com  

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