Thursday, February 14, 2013

Keep It LOCAL!

Ok, first off let me say, this subject is something I feel SO strongly quality.  When I was pregnant with Tucker, I was extremely cautious about the food I ate.  Where it came from, how it's grown, what's in it...etc...and once Tucker began eating food, I have made sure he, Dustin, and I only eat quality, healthy, good food and especially that it meets this criteria when buying and preparing these foods at home!  I will admit it's a little harder to to do when we occasionally eat out.

The most important things to me when buying produce, meat, dairy, etc. is:

1. How it's made/grown and what is in it...and what I mean is, I do not want the food I feed my family to be full of hormones, antibiotics, steroids, grown using pesticides and other chemicals that you have never even heard of before!

2. Where it is grown, raised, or made.  I truly believe in buying LOCAL.  It is so important that we buy from small farmers and businesses.  If we don't, who will?  I don't know about you, but I would much rather support a small, local, farm right here in our area, "the good ole' heart of Dixie", than buy foods that are not even grown here in our on Country!  I, somehow, feel a connection with these smaller farms/farmers and trust them and want them to keep doing what they are doing!  If I could somehow get a green thumb, I would be farming myself...seriously I would!

Soo...when I stumbled upon Purple Pumpkin Produce, I was thrilled.  First off, this is a small, local, business with a mission to bring the Farming industry back to Alabama.  They offer weekly deliveries of fresh produce to your doorstep.  How cool is that?!  You don't even have to leave your house!  The other great thing is that all of the produce is sustainably grown. Not only is the produce local, but it's grown just the way it should be :) We visit the Farmer's Market a lot, because it is near Impossible to buy local produce or meat at the grocery stores.  I am so excited about Purple Pumpkin Produce as they are doing a great job of getting local produce and fresh eggs to people like me and at a great price too.  You can see all of the options they offer over on their website.  Here is a link to their facebook page too...

I received my first delivery today and I couldn't be more pleased!  Literally, I got the box and immediately sat down to write this post...that's how excited I am to share this with all you readers!

Now our fridge is FULL of great local produce without my wallet being empty and I didn't even have to leave the house!

When I find something great, I have to share with all of my friends.  If you have any questions, just email or Facebook them!  They answered all of my questions and are so nice and easy to work with.  I hope ya'll will try them out and support this Wonderful business they have started.
Keep it local people! :)