Sums up my thoughts.
If there is one thing I do for my family that I know matters the most….it is what I put on their plate and in our pantry.
Where it comes from…how it was grown…
What the heck is in it…
It’s as easy as just paying attention to a label.
A great place to start?
Was the product made in another country…another state…question it.
How old must it be to have traveled so far?
How was the flavor preserved for that long?
Are their food quality standards the same? Worse? Better? than your country or state?
How was it grown? Did they practice sustainable farming?
How was it transported?
Find out or just put it back on the shelf until you know.
Your dollar is your ballet and food choices are your vote for your children’s future.
Did you know according to the EPA there are over 285,000,000 people living in the United States. Of that population, less than 1% claim farming as an occupation (and about 2% actually live on farms).
Do we really want to outsource our food production out of this country as well as the rest of our jobs?
To me that sounds like an absolutely horrid idea.
A setup for disaster.
It is not to late to start even the tiniest of fall gardens.
Why not start with something as easy as turning those Summer flower pots into lettuce bowls?
Teach your children their is a real value to growing food…knowing your local farmers.
Take the time to tell your favorite local farmer “thank you”…because most aren’t farming to get rich.
They farm with a passion and a love…
Without that…they would probably just get a desk job and save their back.