Food independence is a broad theme that can apply to varying lifestyles. I personally want to be more independent from the grocery store, from big agricultural companies that whose politics I don’t agree with, from chemical pesticides and toxins. In order to gain some independence I try to grow, raise and cook my own food, support local farms, eat with the seasons and preserve when there’s an abundance, and to teach these values to my family. Please be sure to check out all the posts in this carnival! They cover such food independence topics as growing your own, sourcing local food, making sustainable choices, cooking from scratch and preserving food.
In Teaching Kids Where Food Comes From, Lori of Groovy Green Livin shares about starting a garden, joining a CSA and visiting farmer’s markets as a way to help her children know more about their food.
Free Range Mama of Our Healthy Green Family shares the choices her family makes about food and great pictures of their garden, goats, chickens, bees and kids in her post Raising Our Own Food In A Food-Dependent Society.
Paige of Spit That Out! shares her experience making No-Recipe Cherry Jam in her post How to Make Jam: Super Easy Recipe to Become the Master of Your Own P, B, &J.
Diane of Big Green Purse Blog gives great ideas for healthy summer popsicles, a recipe for Lemon-Strawberry Yogurt Pops and an overview of three different popsicle molds in her post Make Your Own Yummy Popsicles: Popsicle Molds and Recipes.
In Canning Strawberry Preserves with Tattler’s Reusable BPA-Free Mason Jar Lids, Karen of ecokaren shares her adventures and a tutorial for canning strawberry preserves.
Lynn of Celebrate Green! recalls the foods that she grew up eating, the way that she and her family used to eat, and how she’s now Inching closer to food independence, including not buying anything in cans!
Thank you for visiting the Green Moms Carnival, and please take the time to read each post! How do you move toward food independence? If you’ve enjoyed reading about this topic, you may also enjoy the weekly Homesteading Link Up!