Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather around a tasty meal and consciously give thanks for the many blessings in life. But what is the central point of this heartwarming holiday? The meal. It is at the table where all the magic takes place. The art of eating has been celebrated for centuries and is known to build relationships and enhance life. Since gathering around the table cultivates a plethora of benefits, why not serve food in its purest form? Organic farmers have been working hard year-round to provide you with the very best.What is a Farm-to-Table Meal?There are many variations of enjoying a farm-to-table meal. Farm-to-table meals can be enjoyed at farm fresh food festivals, farmers markets, or at your own farm house. Even if you do not live on a farm, products can be purchased from a farmer and bro...
Consumers care more and more about sustainable food: where
it is coming from and how it gets to them. In fact, according to the National
Restaurant Association, one of the top 10 food trends of 2017 is
sustainability. Sustainable food is important because it means it was farmed
and produced in a way that did
not waste our natural resources. According to the USDA,
the number of farmers markets in the United States has surpassed 8,600 this
year. From 2015 to 2016, there was a 2.3% increase in farmers markets. This is great news for consumers who care
about sustainability, easy access to healthy produce, and participating in both
the local economy and community. It is incredibly easy to find your local
farmers market. The USDA website has a handy directory that makes finding a nearby
market just a click away at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets.Farmers markets are a g...