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Where was YOUR meat made?

People always ask why we work so hard to grow food for ourselves and others...  Why do we put in so much time and effort for so little financial reward?

Honestly - sometimes - I ask myself that very question.  But the answer is pretty easy.  This comment appeared in the January 4, 2009, Kankakee Daily Journal :

“To all you hunters who kill animals for food, shame on you; you ought to go to the store and buy the meat that was made there, where no animals were harmed.”

Yup - you read it correctly...  buy the meat that was made there.

Why do we do what we do?  Because every time we show someone something about their food...  how it is grown...  what goes into growing it...  helping them learn how to plant their first seeds... they see "their" chickens grazing...  Every time we educate just one person in the smallest way to help them understand how food gets to their plate - we are one step closer to never having people thinking their meat is grown at a store.

Really - that's just one reason we do what we do - but it's a good one!

Reader Comments (3)

I think you're doing amazing things. There is such a disconnect between people and their food. I'm excited about the future of local farming as people become more aware of how broad the benefits really are.

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkat

p.s. "where no animals were harmed" ... wow, really?

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkat

Thanks Kat - we know people want to be part of their food since thier food becomes part of them! There are 2 huge challenges - growing and raising good foods - and the education battle around the people who don't understand the difference in food. Nobody would argue the difference beteen a Chevy and a Porsche - very different kinds of cars... So why do people think a chicken is just a chicken or a tomato is just a tomato. Good, open door, local farmers are Porsche farmers.

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

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