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“Or what if I had simply grown up in a time when food was seasonal? When there was, in each year, a time of more and a time of less? When food was not just there in packages on the supermarket shelf all year?”

~ Jessica Prentice ~

Welcome to another edition of Food Roots!

Our food system is destroying the soil, wasting valuable resources and making us sick. The only thing that is sustainable and the only thing that can reverse the many complications of a broken food system is to get back to our food roots. We must plant the seeds ourselves. We must shake the hand of the farmer who grows our food. We must take back our food system.

Last week I was so encouraged by everyone who participated. We are getting a slow start up here in the north, but with our CSA share starting up this week, and local asparagus at the markets I can officially say that harvesting season has begun.

Where Does My Food Come From?

This week I was able to snag some local asparagus, of which I will give a recipe for later. We also have been working extensively on the garden, digging up yet another patch of yard – 15′ x 5′ – for at least the start of our herb garden. It is a lot of work, and exhausting at times, but it is so nice to know that our food will be coming from our own hands.

So I ask you again – where does your food come from?

***Sadly Mr. Linky is down, so please leave a link to your post in the comments and when Mr. Linky is working you can link up there.***

To participate in Food Roots…

  1. create a blog post pertaining to local, seasonal foods or what you are doing to find your food’s roots.
  2. in your post add a link back here so that others can benefit from your information and encouragement.
  3. leave the URL of your post (not your blog) below with Mr. Linky.

Feel free to use the Food Roots banner above, if you wish.

If you do not have a blog please share your thoughts in the comments.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Thank you for participating!

 

8 Responses to Food Roots – May 21

  1. CHEESESLAVE says:

    I’m sharing a movie review — FRESH: The Movie is about local, sustainable food and reinventing the American food supply. It’s a MUST SEE!

    http://www.cheeseslave.com/2009/05/21/movie-review-fresh-the-movie-by-ana-sofia-joanes/

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  2. This is exactly where my brain is right now, so I’ve been really excited to participate. Thanks for hosting!

    http://woolandflax.net/bok-choy-and-organic-jelly

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  3. Annika says:

    I blogged about finding, harvesting, and eating wild ramps. We were so excited to find a ginormous stand of them only a mile from our house!

    http://neklocalvores.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/•rampapalooza/

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  4. Kimberly says:

    Hi, thanks for letting me know about this cool blog carnival! I entered my blog last summer about the growing influence of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Our chapter leaders plug people into local, farm fresh sources of food, raised using non-toxic methods.

    Kimberly

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  5. [...] nana, mom, and Sally Fallon-Morell, for teaching us what and how to cook! This post is part of the Food Roots blog carnival, see other sources of real food [...]

  6. Jessie says:

    I just wanted to say I got my first share from the CSA & am so excited. It was: strawberries, asparagus, green onions, boston lettuce, 4 olive-oil rolls, 1/2 pound grass-fed butter, 1 block of xxxtra sharp cheddar (possibly raw- not quite sure), rosemary, a bag of mushrooms, and 6 oz of ground bison.

    We had some supermarket strawberries left at home & both my husband & I agree that the farmstand ones are so much better!

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  7. Staci says:

    So whats a CSA?

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