I am SO excited!!! My small town has this amazing Farmers Market throughout the summer. It is full of local vendors as well as vendors that come all the way up from Detroit and they offer an awesome variety of food, crafts and art.
This coming Saturday we are hosting an event called Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Event.
We will have a booth set up for people to stop at and submit questions that they would like to ask directly to a farmer. Then at 11 am we will have a panel of 3 farmers take the stage and get those questions answered.
This idea came about because I was at a farm conference this winter where we had a panel of consumers and we submitted questions to them to learn what they know about food, what they think about farming, and what they want to know about where their food comes from.
It is shocking for someone connected to agriculture to sit and listen to these normal people who work, have families, and buy food to see that they have NO IDEA what we do, how we do it, and in one case really thought that we might be trying to poison them.
But, what I really learned is that they have questions!
They want to know where their food comes from. They want a face and a name to go with their Frosted Flakes and Baked Beans.
The average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm. In fact, farm and ranch families make up less than 2 percent of the U.S. population. The United States today has more bus drivers than it has farmers!
So here is our chance!
Come to the Farmer’s Market on this Saturday morning August 19th!
Ask questions, meet a few farmers that grow your food, learn HOW we do it, and WHY we do things a certain way on each of our farms!
We would LOVE to have you and we would love to meet you!!!!
P.S. You are always MORE than welcome to ask me questions here!