Supporting Local Farmers and an Urban Homestead

There are many reasons why people shop at Farmers Markets over chain Supermarkets such as Vons, Ralphs or Raley’s to name a few. Personally, I frequent Farmers Markets to pick up freshly picked produce of all sorts of shapes, sizes and vibrant colors. Furthermore, what better than to also converse with farmers about seasonality and tips on cooking them!

I’ve learned in my research, that food which travels farther to reach its destination, may potentially ripen in the truck as opposed to on the vine under natural sunlight. And, it is with natural sunlight (photosynthesis) that sugars and sweet flavors are heightened, creating a much flavorful vegetable that is also increasingly nutritious. My personal endeavors in supporting local farmers has lead me to a journey on (potentially, but don’t quote me on this!) growing my own food in the backyard. How about adding a couple chickens and maybe a goat for fresh milk?

Not only am I able to create a sustainable food source for my family, but I can also saving money by watering vegetable plants which produce food. Instead, my household has been wasting dollars watering grass that can’t be eaten… sure, my cats love them but it somehow always ends up on my floor! Not to mention, tending to a vibrant, lush vegetable garden can be a great way to relax the stressful mind, feed the soul and the body. Sure, not everyone enjoys gardening, but if you do then perhaps you might want to watch this movie.

Very inspiring and touching!

For more information about this video, visit HomeGrown Revolution

Sonya Lee

Since a child, Sonya has been traveling from the corners of Canada to the far east Asia. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she led a normal family life with her brother, mother and dad. A well received job opportunity in Hong Kong for her father put the compass in action from a young age. Sonya loves good food, and I mean GOOD simple food. She loves an occasional drink, be merry and enjoy the good times. Having recently healed herself from a large ruptured cyst, her favorite foods include fresh carrot juice, grilled vegetables, sauteed portabello mushrooms and truffle french fries. Her philosophy? Healthy food makes a healthy body. Read more on the Editor page. When she's not fretting over WAFT, she runs a small design agency called mowie media and shares the good times with her dog, Monster and 3 cats Sabi, Kaeli & Misty.

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