“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. Some of you told me who your farmer is, others shared recipes and still others gave a thorough account of how you eat mindfully. Your words have spurred me on in my own quest to get in the dirt and be mindful of where my food comes from.

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

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!


9 Responses to Food Roots – May 7

  1. Amanda says:

    Hey there! I participated! Tho my post feels all over the place… it’s where my head was today thinking about our Food Roots.


  2. kirwin says:

    Hi Shannon,
    I linked up my 5 favorite vegan recipes…how that meets the guidelines.

    For me, eating (mostly) vegan is my first step to getting to my Food Roots. Now –thanks to you– I’m starting to pay attention to WHERE my produce comes from.

    We’ve started our seedlings for our vegetable garden, but this is something we’ve always done. A homegrown tomato always tastes better!


  3. kirwin says:

    Ugh — typo.

    That was supposed to read “Hope that meets the guidelines”, not “how…”


  4. [...] on growing your own food and information on where our food comes from, check out the blog carnival Food Roots hosted by Shannon over at Nourishing Days.  I love her blog, it is so down to earth and [...]

  5. Elana says:


    Loving your blog and the carnival!



  6. Denise says:

    hi Shannon, thanks for your comment on my blog. You know I always love your ‘food for thought’. The biggest difference in my diet lately has been the total elimination of sugar. I do love to bake so I have not been doing much of that these days. I don’t miss it all all. I LOVE not having the craving after eating a meal for something sweet. Taking the place of that sugar is WAY more veggies. (organic). Some fruit but not a ton and more nuts and seeds. I have cut back on diary but not totally eliminated it. Now, when I do eat meat – it is only pastured meat. Grains – yes (let me think about that soaking and sprouting again – I know I should) Eggs, yes! that is why we have chickens now. I am struggling with chicken. It is weird for me to eat it since we got the chickens. although I saw a recipe picture the other day and it had chicken. It looked good. I can’t call myself anything right now. I have always said I eat a whole foods diet. Now, more than ever I really am though. I feel like this is “my diet – my plan”.

    I don’t know how you do it without grains. that would take a lot of will power for me. I do applaud your efforts. And, I think it is totally healthy to not eat grains and to eat grains.

    great minds think a like : )

    I do need to learn more about your supplements and such.


  7. Aja says:

    We just got our first CSA share from our farmer this week, and I blogged about the picnic we enjoyed using some of the things we got. :)


  8. Tara says:

    Whoops, left the comment on the wrong entry. Anyway, I left my blog link here about buying and using a local natural turkey. It’s the last two entries on my blog about ‘bigbird’.


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