Know Your Farmer

Today I’d like to talk about the power of knowing your farmer.

Most of us go to the grocery store, grab a cart, and start filling it with the things we need.

But how often do we stop and think about where these things COME FROM?

What has happened to the food? How did it get on the shelf? How long has it been around?

Usually, we just don’t think about these things.

I’m here today to suggest that you do. The only reason is because I, myself, have taken the time to find a farmer in my area and really get to know them and their operation.

There is something indescribable about eating feed that which you know its exact origin and treatment.

I’ve SEEN the grass the cattle eat. I’ve HELD in my hands the feed the chickens eat. I’ve EXPERIENCED the piggies grunging through the fields.

I’ve also had great conversations with the lady who grew, cooked, and jarred my jam. I know exactly where my veggies come from and eat them the same day they are harvested. My bread is baked fresh weekly in a wonderful woman’s kitchen.

My life is different now that all this has happened. When I eat, I’m not taking anything for granted. Once you see the time and dedication that goes into turning dirt into dinner, you stop trying to get the eating process over with as soon as possible.

Instead of overlooking the exact thing that makes us possible (food), get intimate with it. There is a feeling of peace, wholesomeness, true satiation, and relaxation when we really KNOW our food.

Find your farmers. Get to know them. Ask them questions. Step into the fields. Watch food come to life and happen. Your life will never be the same.

As always,

In Soil We Trust,



6 thoughts on “Know Your Farmer”

  1. The one I was given the other day to try was the chayote a member of the gourd family that is eaten with a very spicy dip…on further investigation, you can also eat the leaves … I have seen them on the market and didn’t connect the two….always something to discover…smile

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  2. I grew up on a small 2 acre homestead. My dad grew our vegetables and we had chickens. We also had turkeys. We knew our local farmers and we bought fresh milk from them just down the road from our house. We used their maple trees to make maple syrup and my dad had his own beehives. Yes I had a lot of good food growing up and a wonderful example to follow.


    1. Your childhood is my adult aspirations! 2 acres and a community is really all ya need. And you’re right, home grown food is not only good nutritionally, but seriously the taste is just so much better and pure and ugh I just love it. Something about it. I bet that maple syrup was out of this world yummy.
      Thanks for stopping by the blog and welcome to Bring Back Soil! 🙂

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