Monday, February 3, 2014

Don't Fear Food!

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to St. Louis to attend a training program for the CommonGround movement. CommonGround is a volunteer group of farm women whose mission it is to share their family farming operations and how they raise your food. Our #hashtag for this conference was #dontfearfood14 thus the title of this blog. I met some really awesome farm women whose mission in life is to raise healthy families and grow healthy food.

In the midst of some heavy PR campaigns from corporate folks who have probably never set foot on a farm, portraying farms to be something their not, here are the authentic family farms sharing their lives with you so that as consumers you can be confident in the foods you buy. #DontFearFood

Katie Olthoff is an Iowa turkey farmer who blogs at:

Wanda Patsche is a Minnesota hog and grain farmer and blogs at:

Kristin Reese is an Ohio sheep farmer, owns "Local Flavor Foods" catering and blogs at:

Christy Wright is a Delaware produce grower and blogs at:

Katie Pinke is from a 5th generation North Dakota farm family and blogs at: 

Sarah Ross is an Iowa farm mom who blogs at:

These are just a few of the farm women I've met who are CommonGround volunteers and are open and sharing their stories with you the consumer. There are many, many others! Our doors are open, our stories are real, and we can share with you how your food is grown or raised and why you


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