I have been educating myself lately on where our food comes from and how the American food system is run by a very few big companies, who control our food supply. I have watched the movies "Food, Inc." and "The Future of Food" as well as read "The Unhealthy Truth". It is time for us to take back control of what goes into our bodies.
We are talking about how to plant a vegetable garden in our tiny Southern California backyard. One of my neighbors has introduced me to Square Foot Gardening which I think will make sense for us. The girls want to plant strawberries, tomatoes, corn and melons and we are trying to find non-GMO seeds from an heirloom seed company. I eagerly await the seed catalog so we can begin to plan our garden. James and I would also like to be able to harvest a daily salad from our garden so I am hoping for a few varieties of lettuce, cucumbers, broccoli and more.
Because I run a food-related business, this is terribly close to my heart. I believe our store is doing it's part; that we are helping busy people to eat better. We make the meals and then freeze them so customers get a home-cooked meal without the work. I hope someday we can add organic items and fresh produce and/or salad bar but I do believe that we are getting people out of the drive-thru and back around the table - which is where it all begins.
I look forward to tracking our personal gardening journey and our continuing journey in the food business.
Food for thought...do you teach your kids to read labels and to know what is going into their bodies?