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Do You Ever Think About Where Your Food Comes From?

Do you ever think about where your food comes from? I don’t mean which grocery aisle. I literally mean WHERE you food comes from! I have to admit – I’m pretty lucky to live on Long Island. We are just a short drive away from dozens of farms and fresh fruit stands. Several times a year, we take the children out East to pick berries, string beans, peaches and more! It just doesn’t get any fresher than that, right?!

Well, if you ever wanted to see what the daily life of a farmer or a rancher looks like, I have great news. The USFRA has just released ‘The Food Dialogues‘ — a new series that highlights what it’s like to spend time alongside farmers and ranchers to show just what it’s like to grow and raise food.

Isn’t that amazing!!? We take everything for granted! It’s all packaged and cleaned and cut and priced and just …. READY for our disposal nowadays. But someone had to work their magic to get it there for us, right? Well, here’s the official look behind the curtain.


Several years ago, my husband and I drove down to Lancaster County and toured several Amish farms. The children got to milk some cows and taste treats made by the farmers’ children. They literally got their hands dirty. It was an experience I will never forget. We – as a family – are very, very interested in this process! Maybe it’s because I was born in Manhattan. It just doesn’t get any more city than that, right?! 🙂

For more information about ‘The Food Dialogues’ and to see additional videos, be sure to click here. I mean –  don’t you want to know how to milk 1,200 cows at once?! I most certainly want to see that happen!! Imagine having to feed the world’s population by hand. Talk about i-m-p-o-s-s-i-b-l-e. Viva la LONG HOURS, HARD WORKING INDIVIDUALS and TECHNOLOGY.

I have to be honest with you. My great-uncle (who lived in Malta, Europe) owned a chicken farm. I used to sneak into the chick area and try to steal some to take home as pets whenever I visited. Maybe farming is in my blood? Who knows! Either way, it’s great information to check out — we should all learn a thing or two about farming.

Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with SheKnows and the USFRA, partially funded by one or more Checkoff programs. As always, all thoughts and opinions shared are mine and mine alone.

Vera
Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.