There’s no magic formula for helping our kids understand the beautiful process of food and animals and farming. An egg doesn’t come from the store shelf; it should come from a chicken who lives happily in a field and is lovingly cared for. And that asparagus you like grows in the spring (not year around, as the store tells us) and real milk is white and whole and wonderful, not brown or pink. But the fact that we’re recognizing these inadequacies means that we’re headed the right direction.
I grew up at Jako Farm but now my family lives a few miles away. I don’t actually do the work, I just get to write about all the amazing things that happen there. So I can say without boasting that I love what Jako Farm stands for. I love that Daniel and Robyn care so deeply for every step of the food-growing process. I love that they are devoting their entire livelihood to re-building the relationship between the people who grow the food and the people who eat it.
This Saturday, there’s an opportunity for you to do just that– connect with the people who grow your food.