I live in the same county that my grandparents and great grandparents farmed in and love continuing a legacy of agriculture in my family .
And I'm proud to be raising my kids with a strong awareness of agriculture in Ohio.
As a mom, it's important to me that my children understand truthfully, the process of how their food gets to their plate and to make smart decisions that support our local farmers in Ohio. Farmers who are also responsible advocates for our environment and are good stewards of our resources. The tree hugger in me would expect nothing less.
Ohio pork farming creates and touches over 10,000 jobs in Ohio. These are farm families who care about food safety and care about their animals.
I'm excited to be taking part in the first Local Flavors blogging event sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Pork Farmers. This weekend, I'll be meeting with other bloggers from all over Ohio and beyond to talk about pork farming and that can only mean good things.
Because if there is anything that I love more than God, my family, coffee and sewing...it is BACON. Please let there be a lot of bacon at this event!
We will be creating a variety of freezer meals to make cooking dinner during the week easier and I can't wait to see AND taste the new recipes. Especially, gluten free ideas (because I'm gluten sensitive - celiac). And BACON is gluten free. One of my favorite dinners I fix here at home includes a nice pork chop covered in caramelized onions and mushrooms, topped with bacon and then pepper jack cheese! Oh, so, so good!!
I'll be sure to take pictures and share recipes after this weekend's event!
Don't forget - the blog book tour for my new book, Because I Love You Sew is still going on now. Go check it out and enter the giveaways to win your own copy! The last stop on the tour will be right here and I have a great handmade gift giving giveaway to offer.