Tuesday, March 07, 2006

If You Ate Today, Thank A Farmer

Makes sense, doesn't it? Even if I weren't marrying a farmer, I'd still support the Farmers Feed Cities campaign. It just makes sense to me- after all, if you have eaten today, shouldn't you thank a farmer? I mean, the produce, meat, dairy, grain products and virtually everything you consume come from the hard work of famers.

What many people seem to forget is that the food they eat comes from a source and when that source is no longer to support itself, then what happens?

I recently saw a photo in the newspaper of a bunch of farmers with this huge sign that read: "Dear consumers, we apologize, but we can no longer afford to grow your food. Sincerely, Ontario Farmers". It made me realize that more agriculture awareness is necessary. People (consumers as well as the government) need to be aware that agriculture and the rural economy are important to everyone in this province and in the rest of Canada. Presently, many "farmers are facing an income crisis due to circumstances beyond their control. This vibrant industry needs immediate help to fight foreign government intervention. Without it, our future is uncertain." People (consumers) need to inform themselves and remind the government of how crucial farmers are and that they need more help.
"Our government needs to increase its financial investment to all of agriculture, and invest in Ontario's 60,000 farm families. Farmers are asking the rural and urban communities for your support in helping to remind the government how essential farms are to Ontario citizens." Those quotes were taken from the Farmers Feed Cities website: www.farmersfeedcities.com .

Hmmm...now there's some food for thought, eh?


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City girl moves to the country, falls in love, and marries a farmer. She tries to incorporate her city ways with her new country lifestyle and blogs to keep in touch with friends, family & students who live far, far away :) Can this city girl go country? Watch as she learns all sorts of exciting things about life on the farm and in a small rural community. *UPDATE* We are now parents! Our baby girl was born on Nov. 11, 2008 (at 28 weeks gestation- 12 weeks premature, but she's quite the trooper)!!!
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