Corn. Without going into an entire rant about knowing where your food comes from, and how it was grown, let me just give you a word of advice: know where your food comes from, who grew it and support local farmers. Living in the Midwest has opened my eyes to several things that aren’t common, or even legal for that matter back home. We research the farms where we buy produce, we ask questions and we do our best to buy from farms that only sell what they grow and don’t import to appease the masses. We recently just found a gem just 4 miles away from us… who knew? They even grow their own apples, so saucing season here I come!

 

 

I find it amusing that there are so many solutions and wonder rinses out on the shelves to clean produce. Let’s face it; in this day and age, what is on the outside of the produce is not the main concern. Genetically modified produce cannot be rinsed clean; therefore, these expensive vegetables baths are useless… and expensive!

I’m not going to lecture and start talking about what you should ban and what you should eat. Nope. But I will tell you this: local produce grown for flavor and not travel tastes a millions times better. The tomatoes are wicked sweet, the radishes are a little crisper and the corn is, well… amazing. It is allowed to grow to its fullest potential as it should on the vine as opposed to on a truck that still needs to travel 1000 plus miles.