Good morning my Fresh Food Link Up darlings!
Speaking of fresh foods - what do you consider "fresh"? Is it something you buy in a supermarket? Is it a tomato right out of your own backyard? Is the blood still dripping from the chicken neck? Does it have to be local and/or organic? Whole foods? What is fresh to you?
This week I'm hosting a giveaway to help promote fresh foods. At least, my idea of fresh foods. I believe anything that is whole, locally in season and organic to be fresh. Pastured, too, if it's meat or eggs. So I'm giving away just that: whole, locally in season and organic fresh food: in jars.
Preserving food is an art form and a skill we really need to "preserve" - it's a way for us to ethically eat tomatoes in Winter and apples in Spring and ultimately sustains us through periods of drought and famine. Not that we (read: the privileged people who can afford to walk to the nearest grocer) need to worry about that...yet. But nonetheless - it connects us to our food, our ancestors, the planet and each other. And what's cooler than that? Maybe an individualized apron or kitchen towels with clever and sexy phrases on them? How about a cookbook published by yours truly? Um, yes. If you want in on the swag, click here to enter.
Last week we had some pretty stellar sharing going on. Highlights include:
|10 Reasons Why I'm Not Going to Stop Eating My Arsenic-Laced Rice via Real Food Freaks|
|Why You Should Hunt for Your Meat via MontanaSolarCreations|
|This Week I Kicked My CSA's Ass via Clean Eats, Fast Feets|
This link-up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, and awareness.
Please feel free to link up posts containing:
- CSA collections;
- Farmer's market treasures;
- Home grown/raised hauls;
- Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
- DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, etc;
- Tips for local eating such as: tips for CSA members, how to find out what’s in season, how to make the most of your local produce, how to raise chickens, etc...
You may link up to 3 posts in a given week that you haven't shared here before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Feel free to click on any of the linked up posts and say hello by leaving a comment for your fellow fresh food communitarians and/or leave one here to tell us what you've shared - because we know how much we all love comments!
If you don't have a blog but would still like to contribute to the link up, throw me an email and we'll work something out.
And lastly, please include a simple text link back to this blog hop (the post, not the blog's main page) in the post(s) you link up or add a button:
I want this blog hop to feature you as well as help each other come together to form a resource of good food ways for one another. In order to be featured on the weekly highlights - which includes a highlight on your post here the following week as well as tweets, facebook page "like" and posting, and being added to the Fresh Foods pinterest board - you must have a text link back or button displayed in your post or on your blog. If you don’t link back to this post I can’t feature you.
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If you have any questions about the blog hop in general, please email me via freshfoodsbloghop (at) gmail (dot) com.