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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Importance of Eating and Purchasing Local



Sunday I went to visit my parents at their farm. I miss the farm very much. I enjoy the conveniences of living in the city, but the privacy of living in the country is priceless. There is something to be said for walking out your door and not seeing anyone else the minute you are outside. You can walk out your door and actually hear the birds.......yep, I miss it a lot.

Every once in a while I must step up on my soap box........


My parents are beef farmers. The farmers have been hit with this awful economy just like everyone else. As Canadians we must take an active role in helping our country. A simple way we can do this is to buy Canadian products and to shop local. This means taking the time to look at labels to see where the food was grown that you are about to purchase. Many of us just head to the grocery store and buy that nice shiny apple, or that nice ripe tomato, or that thick steak, without even knowing (or taking the time to know) where the food came from. Hellman's has put together a great video to explain the importance of eating local. Please take the time to watch the video located here.


Each year, the Middlesex Beef Producers host a Beef Barbecue at the park in Poplar Hill, Ontario. It is a day of great food, great fun, entertainment and friendship. If you are in the area please come on down! ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE kids eat for free. It's a great deal if you have a bunch of kids!


Today I am thankful for my Dad, Edward Fox. I'm thankful he married my mom and gave me the opportunity to experience the wonderful life of living on the farm.




Chow for now,


Jacqui


1 Comments:

Anonymous Jade said...

Good Post Mom. I really liked the video as well... it puts everything into a good perspective.

August 12, 2009 at 12:24 AM  

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