Calling All Chicago Area Mommas interested in learning about how your food is raised and harvested; the Illinois Farm Families wants you!
Many of you have followed my journey to discovery in the world of farming, food and fear-mongering, and I’m happy to share with you that you too can join in the learning as part of the 2015 cohort! But first, here’s the scoop on what to expect if you’re selected to participate.
There’s an average of 5-6 tours that will take place over the course of the year. The first of which is a trip to a local grocery store to learn the ins and outs of food labeling. This tour will also include the expertise of a dietician to answer all of your pressing questions about your grocery purchases and to decode the infamous list of ingredients on the back of your favorite snack packages.
The remaining tours, in no particular order, will include a dairy farm and distribution plant, hog farm, grain farm and cattle farm to name a few. On the morning of each tour you’ll board a chartered bus with a few other awesome Mommas, chat it up about your kids (or sneak in a few extra Zzzz’s) while being whisked away to a local farm. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the farmers during your visit when strolling the premises and breaking for lunch, which is always delicious! There’s also a small stipend for childcare available to further encourage Mommas to come aboard. The IL Farm Families makes it easy for you to participate… so why not?
Applications for the 2015 cohort are available at www.watchusgrow.com and are due November 15th. So hurry on over to the website for the opportunity to learn the truth about the food you and your family consume… directly from the source.
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