Green Moms Carnival ~ Food Independence

Welcome to the Green Moms Carnival! The theme this month is Food Independence and the Green Moms are sharing what that means to us.

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.

CellMom writes all about reducing food miles and carbon emissions in her post Freeing Our Food From Fossil Fuels.

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.

Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children shares her family’s desire to become reconnected with the food they eat in her post Connecting With Our Food.

Betsy at Eco-Novice shares some of her bread-making challenges and 10 reasons why it’s worth it to make things that she could buy in the store in her post Wait. Why Am I Doing This?

In Manufacturing Your Own Food, Karen at Best of Mother Earth writes about the secret to cooking from scratch: a well stocked pantry.

In Why I Eat Local and Naturally Raised Meat, Lisa of Retro Housewife Goes Green shares her values all about the meat she chooses to eat as a flexitarian.

In Ice Cream: The Pinnacle of Food Preservation, Amber from Strocel.com shares her secret to preserving local milk, cream and fruit, and she shares her recipe!

Anna from Green Talk gives us a glimpse at what it looks like to make pickles from lemon cucumbers along with two pickle recipes in her post Pickle Cucumbers For A Lasting Summer Treat.

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.

In A Story of Neros, Neos and Nels, Mary from In Women We Trust talks about the current drought situation in the US and Green Spirit Farms’ mission to produce food using 95% less water.

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!

In 8 Delicious Uses for Ugly Fruit, Jennifer of It’s Not Easy To Be Green offers ideas like salsa, fruit leather, smoothies and sorbet to help reduce food waste.

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!

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7 Responses to Green Moms Carnival ~ Food Independence

  1. When is the next Green Carnival and how do you sign up to participate?
    Becky recently posted..First Blackberries of the SeasonMy Profile

  2. Great round up! I can’t wait to read some of the post.
    Anna@Green Talk recently posted..Bolted Lettuce Salvage Ideas. Love it. Don’t Trash it.My Profile

  3. Thanks for including me! I’m going to go read up on some of the other links now.
    Jennifer recently posted..8 Delicious Uses for Ugly FruitMy Profile

  4. Thanks for hosting Abbie. Looks like there are a ton of great links here!
    Micaela @MindfulMomma recently posted..Staying Fit on VacationMy Profile

  5. Thanks for hosting, Abbie! I’ve been on the road and on the blink- looking forward to reading all the links at leisure when I get back home.
    CelloMom recently posted..Have your Cake and Drive it Too: of Fuel Economy, Performance, and MomsMy Profile

  6. Pingback: Raising Our Own Food in a Food-Dependent Society. | My Healthy Green Family

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