With all the news about steroids in milk, pink slime beef, the benefits of eating organic, and the horrible things that happen on farms and in slaughter houses, we are making a conscious effort to make better choices on what we eat. We recently started a small garden with the help of Smart Gardener! This website is FREE and super simple to use. Even if you don't have a green thumb, you can do this. Smart Gardener does all the hard work for you by telling you your growing seasons and how much you should plant based on your family size!
You select the layout of your garden and Smart Gardener shows you what, how, and where to plant based on your preferences. Not only is growing your own fruits and vegetables good for you, it's good on your wallet! Growing your own food is just one way to take control of what you and your family eat!
Get the kids involved and you have a fun activity the whole family can do together! Not only will this help kids appreciate the food they eat on a daily basis, you're instilling healthy eating habits in them, and teaching them the importance of eating organic, locally grown food!
If you can't grow your own food, and many of us can't, try and buy organic, all natural food as much as possible. I know many of you hear the word organic and you automatically think it's expensive, but it's not. Believe me, I thought the same thing, but it is simply not true. I'm sure your local grocery store offers some organic options, but if you venture out and visit your local Sprouts, Whole Foods, or farmer's markets, you'll see that they really can offer a better deal on fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, and some frozen and shelf items as well!
Check out these sweet red and white onions we harvested from our garden over Easter weekend!