Supporting Local, Organic Farms
My favorite nutritionist, Nicole Cormier, just took a trip across the country to visit organic farms with her significant other. They are creating a documentary about their adventure. They are looking for funding of their project on Kickstarter.com. You can go there and see a short clip. Here’s a summary of their project.
In February 2012, Nicole Cormier, Registered Dietitian and Jim Lough, Organic Farmer, both from Massachusetts, embarked on a coast-to-coast road trip, stopping at one organic farm in every state along the route. Each visit was documented with candid interviews of the farmers and vivid photographs and video of the farms.
Nicole and Jim are now home and busy creating a documentary of their travels and interviews with farmers across the country. Their plan is to have a “grassroots” nationwide viewing at each farm appearing in the film, “Organic Farms are Everywhere!” The funds will be used for production and distribution. Until then, you can experience their travels and meet all the farmers through their blog, www.OrganicFarmsEverywhere.com.
Nicole has taught me how to eat properly, and the result is that I’m much healthier. With all the “junk food” out there these days, it’s easy to fall into the fast food trap. But clearly, the more food we eat that’s “whole” – picked and eaten fresh, free of chemicals and additives – the healthier we will be. Our bodies were not built to process chemicals. Not to mention that it’s actually more economical to eat locally grown food. We’re not paying for all that shipping and handling. It’s tough to find local produce during the New England winters, of course, but with enough canning and freezing, we can still enjoy local, organic produce.
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