Importance of Knowing Where Your Food Comes From

Importance of Knowing Where Your Food Comes From

Not that many generations ago, people knew where their food was grown. That’s when more people lived on or near farms, and they either grew their own food or they got it from a neighbor. The world has changed drastically, though, with plenty of people now living in urban areas—so that first-hand knowledge is lost. With all the additives and so forth in today’s foods (and with that first-hand info now missing), it is more crucial than ever to discern the source of your food.

We may, fortunately, be preaching to the choir. As far back as 2016, 68 percent of people in the United States said that they don’t have enough information about where their food comes from. In that same survey, 92 percent of them said it’s “somewhat important” or “very important” to have this information—and we agree. 

Source of Ingredients

The USDA clearly and concisely shares why knowing the source of your food is so important, writing that “If you can pinpoint where your food was grown and produced, you can make more informed decisions to maximize quality, freshness, and nutritional value.”

Plus, as the world’s population continues to increase, there’s even more demand on the global food supply. This means that sustainable food production is vital. 

At The Chef’s Garden, our regenerative farming techniques go beyond merely being sustainable. In other words, we don’t just stop at sustainability where we make sure that we’ve maintained the soil at the current levels. Instead, we focus on continually improving the soil, which leads to better flavor and nutrition, and it allows us to contribute in deeply meaningful ways to individual people and to the planet as a whole. 

Regenerative Farming

As surveys have shown, people long to know where their food is being grown. At Farmer Jones Farm, you don’t have to ask us twice! In fact, we’ll happily shout about the regenerative farming techniques used at The Chef’s Garden from the rooftops (including from the top of our new Farmer Jones Farm’s farmers market). 

Benefits of the regenerative farming that takes place in our rich loamy soil at our farm in Huron, Ohio include:

  • Healthy soil: We build up healthy soil through our use of multi-species cover crops. Through this natural process, legacy minerals are released and converted to a chemical form that plants can use for their own health. 
  • Healthy plants: Not surprisingly, crops grown in healthy soil are themselves healthier. They have strong immune systems, which protect them against insects and disease. Plants grown in healthy soil can fight back against the bad stuff because so much goodness surrounds them.
  • More flavor: We’ve grown for the maximum flavor at the farm for several decades and we believe we’ve got the most flavorful fresh vegetables around. Order our Regenerative Farm Experience box and taste the difference. 
  • More nutrition: We’ve long suspected that our growing techniques would lead to boosted crop nutrients. A couple of years ago, we finally got proof that the mineral content of our regenerative farmed fresh vegetables exceed USDA numbers
  • Addresses food shortages: Bob Jones, Jr. explains how. So: healthy soil, healthy crops, healthy people, healthy planet. 

Order Your Fresh Vegetables Today

Find the delectable vegetables you want here or build your own box based on your unique health and wellness goals. Thank you for choosing us to be your personal farmer!

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