Where Does Your Food Come From? And a Giveaway!
Do you ever think about where your food comes from? Not just that beautiful produce that you pick up in the farmer’s market, but your meats, dairy and other staples too. For me, it’s easy to find out where some of our food comes from. There are a few u-pick farms in my area that we go to. That makes it easy for my whole family to see where their food comes from. Another place we frequently go is a small produce market that carries lots of locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. They clearly label all every produce’s origin. I love that. I also get local honey there.
But for my meats, cheeses and other staples that I buy in the grocery store, I usually have no idea of their origin. I would love to know though. With fish, you can usually ask the guy at the fish counter where it came from, or look at the back of the bag on pre-packaged frozen fish. For my family, we always stay away from most all fish raised in China.
I feel the same way most Americans do, I am concerned about how my food is being grown or raised and how it’s processed. I want to be sure that what I’m serving my family is safe for us. I want to know it’s healthy, not just for our short term health, but also for our long term health too.
Because we as Americans have so many questions about our food, America’s farmers and ranchers founded the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) in 2010 to start and lead an honest dialogue about American agriculture. They have an incredibly informative site and even “Learn About Your Food Videos.” They also have a blog that is updated frequently and answers lots of questions. You can also visit them on their facebook page here, facebook.com/USFarmersandRanchers. They are on twitter too, twitter.com/USFRA
Do you have any questions that you would love to ask about your food? Feel free to post your questions on their site, FoodDialogues.com, or on their facebook page to get some honest answers from real farmers and ranchers.
Now time for the giveaway!
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This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are my own.