Now that I am more educated on my nutrition, I care more about where my food comes from.
Have you ever gone to your fridge, looked at the label of your produce, and noticed that it wasn’t even grown in the U.S.??? When I did that, I don’t think there was one piece of produce grown in the U.S.
That was when I knew it was time to make a change. Logan and I started to buy local, and organic when possible. Even though it’s a little bit more pricey, the price is worth it to me. You know where it comes from!!!
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has created a new website where we can all go to talk about where our food comes from and educate ourselves on this growing problem (pun intended). It’s called FoodDialogues. They also have a facebook page where we can go too!
With this challenge to know where your food comes, I decided to take a trip over to Columbia’s in-town sustainable farm, City Roots. Don’t all these veggies look delicious!?!?
Not only do I want to know where my food comes from and how it’s regulated, but I wanted to be able to become a little home farmer for myself. So, my husband and I built these above ground garden beds.
We typically just grow small tomatoes and herbs, but it’s amazing to watch them grow!
Do you have a garden?
Anyway…back to farming.
If you want to learn more about how your food is grown and raised in the U.S., Food Dialogues has a bunch of great educational videos interviewing real farmers.
And I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel good about what I’m putting in my mouth, when I know where it is coming from. So, join in on the conversations at Food Dialogues and learn where your food comes from!
In the meantime, how about a giveaway!?!?
Winner: Athena R
We’re giving away a prize pack valued at $68:
- Crock-Pot Programmable 6-Quart Slow Cooker
- Two reusable designer shopping bags from Envirosax: this style & this style.
Main Entry (REQUIRED):
How to Enter: Leave a comment on this page telling me if you have a garden, if so, what do you grow? Or do you have any tips for gardening? Or do you want to someday have a garden? Or do you buy groceries that were grown/raised in the U.S.?
Deadline: April 6, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
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