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Do you know where your food is coming from? Is genetic engineering involved? Is it organic? Has it been sprayed with pesticides and herbicides? Is it local?
According to a study done at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, a local carrot has to travel only 27 miles while a conventionally sourced carrot that you buy at the grocery store has to travel and average of 1,838 miles to get to your plate!
The sad truth is fruits and vegetables are often sprayed with chemicals, picked before they are ripe, shipped long distances, stored for long periods of time, and handled extensively before they even make it to your grocery store!
So what can you do to make sure you are feeding yourself and your family quality foods? If you don’t have the space to grow your own vegetables, head to your local farmer’s market! If you can’t raise your own chickens, support a local farmer and purchase organic eggs that have been laid by free range chickens who enjoy foraging in the sunshine every day! Shopping at your local farmers market puts the power back in your hands. You have the power to choose what you’re feeding your family.
That’s why at Stew, we make it easy for you to make great choices about what you’re feeding your family. We bring you delicious meals made with fresh and local ingredients, and simplify your meal planning.