Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Farmtastic Food Trek

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you care about the treatment and care that the animals and crops receive before they arrive at your grocery store?

The Illinois Farm Families want you to know more about these processes. Families like the Spangler family (below) are gathering together with other Illinois farmers on www.watchusgrow.org to answer your questions and provide the information you need to make educated decisions regarding your food choices before you arrive at the grocery store.
 In fact, this group is so interested in getting each and every one of you involved, that they have started a fun activity for your shopping trips! Bring your iPhone or Android phone with you to the grocery store to take 5 pictures using Instagram to enter the Farmtastic Food Trek and a chance to win tons of prizes including $500 in groceries!!
Chicago Area Moms from the Field Mom outreach
There are 15 questions to choose from, and all of them are fairly easy to answer. August 15 through September 30, all you have to do is take a picture of your child holding the proper food, label the Instagram photo with the hashtag #foodtrek, and voila! You are entered! (Please note: I am not in charge of this promotion, so be sure to check the Farmtastic Food Trek page for complete list of rules and regulations.)

 I would love to know if you enter this trek! Good luck to everyone and have fun at the grocery store!

*disclaimer: This is a compensated post but all words and opinions remain my own.


Eddie said...

We can't enter, but I'll be following with interest! What a great idea.

Veronica Dowdy said...

What an amazing idea! I live out in wine country in California (Santa Barbara county) and I'm blessed to live in a place where we have many organic farms.

I think being a mom has made me more responsible with what we buy for our family. I'm always reading labels, buying things in the perimeter of the grocery store instead of the aisles, or simply growing my own crops in my small home. Being more conscious about this helped me go from obese to super fit.

I think I may approach my local farms here and see if they'd be interested in running a similar program for families in our community

The Toymaker said...

What a great idea. Lots of moms think about healthy eating but I love the responsible spin family food.

mykidisspecial said...

Awesome. Out here in Oregon we are fortunate to have a lot of local and organic options, but I bet it's that way in most of the midwest as well. Here's me (super, super serious) take on how to feed your family: http://mykidisspecial.blogspot.com/2012/04/feeding-your-family.html

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