Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thinking About Food

Are you thinking differently about the food you eat?

Our family definitely is.  The mere fact that we are thinking about it at all is a change.  We do not follow any particular food "ism".  We're a pretty typical family that eats pretty much anything - or we used to anyway.  But lately, we've been becoming a little more conscientious about where our food comes from and how it was grown/raised.

Documentaries like Food Inc., books like The Omnivore's Dilemma, a trip to rural Guatemala, visits to grocery stores overfilled with processed foods, concerns about our environment and watching our society become more obese and less healthy has made us actually think about the food we eat.  We're discussing it, thinking about it and making small changes.

We get our pork from my sister's farm (an idyllic farm), we get our chickens from a Hutterite Colony, we visit the Farmers' Market whenever possible, we make as many homecooked meals as possible, and we're scoping out some sources of local grass-fed beef.  And, of course we're gardening - a great way to become more intimate with the food we eat.

I've also joined the South Osborne Urban Community Cooperative which promotes ecologically and socially responsible ways of interacting with our food system.

I wonder, where will all this thinking lead us?

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