Since today is Earth Day and the word for Thursday Challenge is food we will combine these two concepts!
We try to grow much of our food in the warm months. Hubby is an old hippie (and Chef) and has been gardening organically forever. This year he is trying straw bale gardening and has planted our tomatoes in the bales.
We have broccoli, lettuces and kale in already since they are cold hardy and mulch them down with straw.
If we don't grow our food we try to buy locally from organic farms nearby - it saves on transportation, processing and they are fresher. Our area has many farms for cheeses, meats, eggs, bakeries for breads and local connections to sustainable fishing sources for fish.
We also have an organic farm in town with a produce stand - when they are open we get our fruits, veggies and flowers there.
Fresh food just tastes sooo much better than grocery market food. Fresh food can make simple recipes can seem like gourmet. Happy Earth Day!
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