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Local Food – Happy Chickens

If buying our neighbour’s organic eggs can help instill in our children an understanding of health, community, and respect for the environment, then we say – let’s get cracking!

One goal we have made as a family is to eat food that as much as possible is grown locally, organically, and fosters a sense of connection with the farmers, plants, and animals it comes from. This is a step by step process for us as we learn more about what is good for us and what is good for the earth.

We are definitely blessed to be living in a place where there is a resurgence of people excited about farming in partnership with the land. And some of our best teachers here have been people who are conscientious about what is or isn’t in their food, how it gets to their table, and what effects on our world have been created along the way.

These beautiful blue and brown eggs are from some hens just up the valley at our friend’s acreage. We’re happy to eat wonderful food and enjoy a greater sense of shared community with our neighbours each time we visit to pick some up!

A great book that inspired us about local and seasonal food was “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver.