My passion truly is for eating as much locally grown and raised food as possible. However, there an instances where this may not be possible here in Michigan (i.e. finding a locally grown banana = impossible.) Here is what a promise to my readers:
- To showcase as many local producers as I can. I love learning about new local businesses and farmers. If you have a suggestion, please contact me and I will get in contact with the business. Even if it’s just a roadside stand you buy apples from and you want everyone to know about it, then really contact me. There’s a special place in my heart for roadside stands.
- To show you how to make, preserve, freeze, etc, foods for yourself, if at all possible If I know how to make it, I will share recipes or directions with you. If there is something you want to see on the blog that I have not yet posted, contact me! If I don’t yet know how to make a certain food, I will either learn how (challenge accepted!) Or find someone who DOES know how (can we say guest contributors?!) I want this blog to be a collaborative effort, a constant learning experience, not just for my readers but also for myself.
- To give credit where credit is due If the recipe is not my own, I will always site my sources. I respect that family recipes are personal and held close to the heart. I ask that if you share recipes found here, you have that same respect for the creator of each recipe.
- To be respectful of the way you feed your family When it comes down to it, if you have food to put on the table each night, you are lucky! Will it always be locally grown, organically raised, made from scratch goodness? Even though I wish EVERY meal could be that way, I have to admit, some days my kids eat chicken nuggets and french fries because…well, because life happens. I ask that my readers also respect my food choices and the choices of others. We all do the best we can with what we have.
Thank you for joining me on this local food journey! Please contact me with suggestions, recipes to share, or a just a high five for a job well done.