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As the holidays wind down and the pace slows a bit, I find this time of year to always be one of detox and self-reflection. As the calendar prepares to turn over to the next year, we all try to think more mindfully about our goals for the year ahead and how we can best make those happen. One of the ways that my husband and I have decided to tackle our 2015 goals is to be more conscientious about our food choices. Not just in what we ingest, but to learn more about the process and how the food gets to our table. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be an Illinois Farm Mom, but the education and learning doesn’t stop there and I’m hoping to tackle some of the tough questions in 2015.
As a mom of these two little misters and a husband who’s focused on his own health after discovering a history of health problems, we know that we have to fill these bodies up with food that fuels them and making health a priority for us in 2015 is key. Here are a few of the things that we are planning to focus on this year:
How can we support farmers and their families this upcoming year?
What are some great recipes I can share with my family and others using farm-grown ingredients with as little processing as possible?
How can we become involved in a local CASA or other homegrown support for farmers through our produce purchases? Think Farmer’s Markets.
How can I feature a farm family on my blog and give them a forum for questions to be answered?
If you had questions for the farming community, what would they be? Share in the comments and I’ll see what I can do about getting the answers to those!
We are looking forward to a wonderful Happy New Year in 2015 and taking some much needed steps to make sure our health and wellness stays on track! What are your hopes and dreams for 2015?