Growing, cooking and preserving food at home has many advantages:
- When you cook choose to cook from scratch more often, you can choose to bolster nutrition by including more vegetables and whole grains and using less salt, sugar and fat than in most pre-packaged foods.
- You are more likely to take the time to eat a meal, which has many advantages, especially for children to build healthy eating attitudes and memories.
- Canning, drying or freezing your garden produce means you can eat local food for longer than the growing season, usually at a fraction of the cost of buying these same foods at the grocery store.
Get growing at home!
Grow something to eat this year, whether it’s in your backyard or in a container on your window sill or patio. Try potatoes, carrots or tomatoes in a pot or try a few strawberry plants. Watch and witness the excitement grow as nature provides food delights. Check out the links on the left for more information!