I read this tweet today:
@fairoaksfarms Overheard at Fair Oaks Farms today: Mother asks her child, "Do you know where milk comes from?" Child replies, "Yeah, the grocery store."
Thankfully. After asking as to the response by the mother, I received this:
@ArubulasKitchen To her credit she then began to teach the chain of command on milk. It was actually very nice to see...
How many kids out there have no idea of where their food comes from? How many of you don't know where your food comes from?
In our home we are primarily locavores. We have a 1/4 of a cow (that's 45 lbs of ground beef, not including all of our other cuts) in our deep freezer that we picked up from the processor after discussing which cuts we wanted. Next to all the beef are a winter's worth of chickens. There are frozen fruits and veggies in wire baskets above the meat. We have boxes of onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and apples in our dry storage. We also have jams, butters, and other fruits and veggies that I canned during the summer. It's cheaper to buy in season. It's cheaper to buy meat in bulk. And it's reassuring to know who it is who is growing my food, to be hands on with the process. It also just tastes better.
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