“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?

We actually slowed down on food preservation this past week in order to catch up on housework, writing and everything else. My dad came into town last weekend for his now annual blueberry picking pilgrimage, but even then we picked far less than we had previously. The only thing I preserved this week was yellow zucchini, which I dehydrated. There are plans to pick another 15 lbs of berries by Sunday for jam making. I am also hoping my favorite farmer brings his cucumbers and dill to the market this weekend so we can make lots of pickles.

Does anyone have a good canned dill pickle recipe? I am running out of refrigerator space for the lacto-fermented pickles.

I am a bit disappointed that I fell behind this week, but thankful to wake up to a totally clean kitchen for the first time in a long time. It is the elusive balance that I can never find. With just about everything in season we are eating really, really well, though.

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!


11 Responses to Food Roots – August 6: where does your food come from?

  1. Shannon, Ah yes, that elusive balance…let me know where you find it! :)



  2. Motherhen68 says:

    I think Mr. Linky is wonky. I just read Real Food Wednesday and several of the links were straight back to Kelly’s site and today, I want to read Turnip Thursday, but it takes me to the Dilly Bean recipe!

    I’m off to write a post.


  3. [...] 2009 note: I’m contributing this post to the Aug 6th edition of Food Roots over at Nourishing Days. A great weekly series that raises the question “where does your food come [...]

  4. I posted an oldie but a goodie of mine. Last summer I wrote a three part series on eating more locally grown foods. Today’s contribution is the second post in that little 3 part series.


  5. Denise says:

    we picked blueberries again yesterday – 13 more pounds. I made jam. I hope the kids like it. I am not sure I have ever had blueberry jam.


  6. Pamela says:

    Just joined in Food Roots upon the advice of Kelly the Kitchen Kop. My Crock Dills were a part of Read Food Wednesday’s yesterday. Something is bonkers with Mr. Linky. I know for sure I correctly linked my posting and it’s taking it directly to my current posting not the crock pickles.
    Obviously from the reader above she is finding it’s doing odd things also. I saw it on Real Food Wednesday’s yesterday also…several linked right straight back to Kelly’s site.
    Any how…….I hope you all enjoy the Crock Dills I made. We sure do.


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  8. [...] on over to Nourishing Days to read many more postings shared today about “Where does your food come from? “ Your own home garden / Farmers Market and how are you preparing [...]

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