Where does your food come from?

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I’m turning 52 in just a few days.  It’s understandable, I think, to spend more time thinking about your health as you get older (probably shouldn’t wait that long).  While many people focus on the need to exercise more, I’ve spent more time focusing on the food I eat.  I think mine may be the first generation raised on processed food.  I remember eating tv dinners, the emergence of diet soda etc.  These were all promoted with convenience, and health in mind.  Little did we know.

Just a little investigation tells you that for decades we’ve been sold a bill of goods when it comes to what we should eat.  I’m no doctor, nor am I’m not a nutritionist, but cutting processed foods out of my diet has had a positive impact on my health and well being.

I’ve recently become fascinated by the small farmer.  People that have devoted their lives to growing natural foods and raising animals without stuffing them in cages and pumping them full of unnecessary hormones.  These are the folks selling their goods at your local farmers market.

We have several of these small farmers here in Indiana.  I hope to speak to some of them soon, so I can share what I learn in this space.

Great.  Now I’m hungry.

 

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2 thoughts on “Where does your food come from?

  1. Good stuff Chris. I’m not far behind you. I just watched a show called “What the Health”. Check it out. It’s terrifying. On a positive note, one of your local farmers, Chris Baggott, is doing some great things out at Tyner Pond Farm… if you decide to stick with meat :\…

    • Thanks Bill. I’ll have to check out that doc. I’ve bought stuff from Tyner. We like Heritage Farms as well, and you can’t go wrong with the steaks from Moody. I’ll always be a meat eater. 🙂

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