Kansas Farm Food Tour
|Cal-Ann Basil & Herb Farm|
One thing that I realized is that before we believe something about food and start to apply that principle to our diets we should do a little bit more research and find out what science says. For instance many people believe, as I did, that organic produce has more nutrients and in general is healthier for you than conventional produce. I think most american’s probably think this as well. The science doesn’t back that up though. Best Food Facts is a great place to go to find what the real studies and science says about such topics, for instance THIS article on organic foods. Even MayClinic says this: “The researchers concluded that organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs are not significantly different in their nutrient content.” Interesting, right?! The thought that kept coming to me over and over again on my trip was “why did I think that?!”
|Bloggers on the #farmfoodtour|
|Dinner at Courtyard on Main in McPherson, Kansas|
|Craig Good & The Good Farm in Olsburg, Kansas|
|Dinner at Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas|
|Ken McCarty & his mom at the McCarty family dairy|
|Lunch at the Mertz Farm catered by Little Apple Brewery in Manhattan, Kansas|
|Derek Sawyer at his farm in McPherson, Kansas|
The moral of the story is that there are lots of options of food for us to eat, and really our decisions should be based on facts about food and not just fear. I’m still doing lots of research and I plan to do a bi-weekly article called “Where your food comes from” to enlighten you more on the things that I learned and what the studies of our food actually say.
|Farm to Flour with NuLife Market at their Sorghum farm and plant in Scott City, Kansas|
|A lunch full of Sorghum at NuLife Market Headquarters|
I was able to attend the tour with several other local bloggers – be sure to check out social media (search for the hashtag #FarmFoodTour) and their blogs for other recaps and perspectives of the Kansas Farm Food Tour:
And one of the best parts – we get to share a little bit of Kansas with you! Each blogger on the tour gets to give away 1 basket filled with goodies from Kansas (a $100 value), so that’s 7 baskets up for grabs. With goodies such as From the Land of Kansas apron and hand crafted coffee mug, Chocolates from Cocoa Dolce, Wine from Smoky Hill Vineyards and Winery, Chocolate covered soybeans, Soybean writing pen, Kansas Living magazine, Kailey’s Ag Adventure series books, Silpat non-stick baking tray, Miniature lodge cast iron skillet, Mexican Dip Mix from Rabbit Creek, Popcorn from Cashmere Popcorn, Soy candle from Kling Family Orchards, and Salsa from Jose Peppers.
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