We're a Fast-Food Nation. But We Need to Slow Down.

We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-through, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals.We need to slow … down.Consumer trends around the globe show that over the past three decades people are purchasing more prepared foods at the grocery and eating out more. It’s projected that we’ll spend a record amount at restaurants in 2011. We’re consuming an increasing number of calories and bigger portions. Simultaneously, we’re getting less healthy....more
This is so true! I really try to plan ahead. Some Sundays during the school year are dedicated ...more

Our Food Diversity is Shrinking. So Why Should You Care?

A friend and colleague sent me a link to an article from National Geographic that explains how food sources—crops, vegetables and animals bred for food—around the globe are becoming less biologically diverse. The story, titled Food Ark, is very interesting and worth reading if you, you know, eat....more
I'm a lifetime farmer/agriculturalist. And I share these concerns. I was recently shocked to ...more

What to Know Before You Go to the Farmers Market.

In my family going to the farmers market is an adventure. But what do you need to know before you go?Be sure to take cash small bills work best. Most vendors don’t take credit or debit cards. Although they will take SNAP benefits at our local markets.Bring your own bags, some vendors have bags but don’t count on it. It is better to have a big bag to put all of your purchases in....more

So glad you take your kid to the farmer's market. My kids just love going. They think of it as a ...more

Earth Day Every Day!


That is so wonderful that you found that service. I wish I was so lucky as to have it as well. ...more

BlogHer Voice of the Week: Angie of Home Grown

Sometimes a blog post can elevate your understanding of something you never thought about before. The writing doesn't need to be fancy; if it flows from the mind of a writer fully immersed in her subject it fascinates the reader. ...more

Thank you so much to the readers who nominated my post! It is so important to understand know ...more

Slow Food Nation - I Went. I Ate.


Thanks Green Bean!

I am glad that we both got to attend such an inspiring event.  When ...more