“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.

Where Does My Food Come From?

When I made a trip to the grocery store the other day I found that I didn’t need much more than some raw nuts and nut butters. I am finding most things locally.

  • Vegetables – CSA & our garden
  • Fruit – Berries from the farmers market
  • Milk – Picked up yards away from where they milk – at the same farm we pick up vegetables from
  • Beef – Local and grass-fed sold at a local health food store
  • Roasting Chickens & Eggs – From a local farmer, “the chicken man”

I am so inspired by what I am finding that I wrote about our CSA and how I am living a dream. There are always little things like olive oil, kerrygold butter, coconut oil, sea salt, tea, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, spices. None of these things come locally. Next week I hope to explore these little things and if/why it matters.

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 everyone’s information and encouragement.
  3. add your name and url to mr. linky below.

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!


7 Responses to Food Roots – July 9: where does your food come from?

  1. [...] do you like to eat your strawberries? Check out today’s Food Roots for seasonal food [...]

  2. I’m not entirely sure whether my link “fits” your theme, though it deals with ways of finding organic and local produce/products… but I thought your post was great so I wanted to participate if it does fit!

    I really feel strongly about this topic too, and am trying to do better with it myself… I come from an all-conventional-food background, so it’s been a bit of a transition. Exciting though! I’m lucky to have a little weekly farmers market right by where I work, and another near my house, so that helps! Next week they’re doing a corn roast and I can’t wait.. yum!


  3. Kristin says:

    I like that – a time of more and a time of less. I’ve heard a couple times how many thousands of choices we have when we shop in the store. Product overload! Seems like the produce department keeps losing flavor. Choices are limited at my local farmer’s market – 7 vendors on a good day :-( Do you can any of the produce from the CSA or farmer’s markets? I’ve thought about it but was wondering if anybody else did.


  4. I’m sorry I haven’t had a post to contribute to this topic on the right day yet! But I will say that I’m thoroughly enjoying my CSA. Our includes eggs but the yolks are not nearly as orange as I’d hoped so these poor chickens are clearly not the free-range grub pecking grass loving kind I wanted to support. Ah, well.


  5. I have an older post (from June) that applies – would you like me to join in, or is this just for recent posts? Thanks!


  6. I have no tips, but I just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying your blog! I discovered it through your guest post at SortaCrunchy, and it’s really been helpful/eye-opening. Thanks!


  7. I freeze steamed greens for soups, green beans and tomatoes. I make dilly beans and fridge pickles from our share.


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