Sunday, January 16, 2011

I almost forgot...

I also watched a movie today that I have been meaning to watch for a long time.  I already knew about most of what the film covered, but it was a good reminder to myself about our food industry and making the choice to know what I'm eating.

For those of you who have not watched this movie or read the book, I highly recommend it.  Please watch it!  We all need to be more aware of where our food comes from and why.  This movie and the situation that led to the filming of the movie, is just another motivation for me to eat locally as much as possible and also to only choose the fruit and veggies at the store when they are in season.  This is especially hard in Alaska, where no fruits or vegetables are in season for our long winter, but there are ways to get around it!  I know that until recently, I had no idea what food was in season in the various areas of the United States whatsoever!  As I am working towards getting my certification for teaching elementary and middle school age children, I feel especially strongly about teaching children to think critically about where things (including food and material items) come from. Share ideas among friends for choosing to eat more locally and from small farmers.  I know that Full Circle Farm is one option for us Alaskans, and I need to look into getting it myself.  For those of you who have tried it, what are the pros and cons?


  1. I love that movie... Weston and I probably only eat meat 1-2 times a week because we eat grass fed organic meat from natural pantry, ad we can't afford to eat it every day. Also, love full circle farms. You can substitute things you dont like for things you do, and it forces you to try new things. It is today's groupon, so go to and you can try it for half price if you are new.

  2. I already signed up! I am so excited to get a box FULL of fruits and vegetables, and to know that they come from an organic and sustainable source. We have been cutting back on our meat too since we only usually eat salmon from what Steve caught last summer and the organic grass fed bison from Costco. But I'm happy to do so if it keeps animals from being treated they way they are on those horrible meat farms.

  3. I hope you enjoy FCF. We stopped because the quality seemed to be dropping off and we weren't getting through all of it before it went bad. Some of that was my fault, but some of it was the next day after it arrived. That was frustrating. And I seemed to have the only bad customer service experience from what I've gathered from other folks. So really, best of luck. I've heard there's one starting out of the valley, though.

  4. If you are looking for more info in the same light, I highly recommend Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. Here is a review of it by the Washington Post:

    And if you would like any tips on plant-strong meals, just let me know :)