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It’s dinnertime – do you know where your food’s been?

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For the past several years, our family has grown our own vegetables or picked up produce from our local farmer’s markets or CSA. It’s refreshing to bite into a crisp cucumber or a juicy tomato and know exactly where that food came from!

We’ll be expanding our locally sourced and “known source” foods as we plan to purchase a “half cow” this fall to ensure our meats are grass-fed and minimally handled/processed.

However, we are not able to get every food item “fresh and local.” While we make most meals from scratch and sourced locally, I do purchase canned and prepared foods. I mean, as much as I admire her, I’m not totally Laura Ingalls!

When I’m not making my own baby food, I count on Earth’s Best for quality, organic baby foods. Not only are the prices reasonable, but the flavor selection far outweighs any I’ve seen! (Pears and Raspberries? Even I don’t get that decadent!).

And… although I’m not picking the produce myself, I know Earth’s Best knows exactly who their growers are!

Earth’s Best growers treat their crops with care to ensure the best products go into each Earth’s Best item.

Earth’s Best growers span our country from New York to Washington State, and include:

  • Burch Farms - sweet potatoes and butternut squash
  • Nature Fresh Farms - carrots
  • Pedersen Farms – butternut squash
  • Stemlit Growers - apples and pears

Earth’s Best® products are Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and Quality Assurance International. That means they manufacture products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or potentially harmful pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers. Look for the USDA Organic logo on packaging of products at least 95% organic.

It makes me feel good to serve my kids food from quality organic farmers, even when I can’t access those farms myself!

Is it important to you to know where your foods come from? Earth's Best Blogger ProgramThis post was written as part of the Earth’s Best Blogger program. I was provided product samples to facilitate this post, and may be eligible for additional blogger rewards. All opinions are 100% my own.

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T Rex MomSeptember 17, 2012 - 10:50 pm

We do our 1/2 cow every year or 18 months. We get most of our produce locally, when possible. Sometimes we cannot get local avocados or certainly not local pomegranates. However, when that is not possible, I do try to stick with US grown. Mexico grown does scare me a bit. I just feel better knowing where my food comes from and less concerned about recalls due to weird issues.

Crunchy Beach MamaSeptember 15, 2012 - 8:48 am

It is very nice knowing where foods came from and I love seeing Farm names from big brands.

Jealous of your half a cow!
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