Sourcing local farms within a 50 mile radius is where my passion is at. When I can meet my local farmer, and see how he raises his vegetables or fruit to how he treats his live stock, I immediately know how I feel about purchasing food from each and every farm I visit.
I can not emphasize enough how important it is to know your FOOD, and where your FOOD comes from.
How it's watered, is it organic, is it grown chemically free? Are the livestock taken care of in the most humane way possible. Are they grass fed? What type of grain are they fed? What type of chickens do they have? These questions can go on and on. I wanted to give you a glimpse of what I have thrown myself into. It has become a passion of mine. When I started learning about Holistic Cooking in 1996, and the restaurant I was working at was way before it's time. I finally feel that things are catching up to 2015. Slowly but surely. We must buy local, eat local and represent local. Period.