“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?

I spent Sunday preserving food. The gallon of blanched and frozen broccoli along with the jam and pickles I canned all happened between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the hottest day in months. It was all made possible by papa taking the boys to grandpa’s house. Another 1/2 bushel of cucumbers and bunches of dill will await me at the farmer’s market this week. I have no idea how I will get any canning done with these two active boys underfoot. It will be an adventure, I’m sure.

We are now in awe of what is in this little garden we planted. We planted seeds, prayed for it to become food and now we are seeing God’s provisions first hand. We are hoping to expand again next year, wherever we may be.

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!