A Farmers Market at the White House: Know Your Farmer Know Your Food
September 25, 2009
Finally it seems like the government cares about farms. Michelle Obama is taking steps to show the country that families must care about cooking, the origin of their food, and the farmers that grow it. In addition to her great project to welcome kids into the new White House garden as co-growers and then into the kitchen, the USDA has a new initiative called Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food. This program is designed with the knowledge that: Reconnecting consumers and institutions with local producers will stimulate economies in rural communities, improve access to healthy, nutritious food for our families, and decrease the amount of resources to transport our food. And $65 million have already been devoted to the program whose initiatives focus on improving school lunches, increasing the availability of sustainable and local produce and the opening of a farmers market at the White House. Check out the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food YouTube page and show your support for this new and promising focus. We are getting closer to putting the spotlight on food production to improve quality of life and the health of our people.
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