When it is time to sit down to dinner with your family, you probably want to know what you are eating is tasty, safe and nutritious. When you pick up that pre-packaged, refrigerated meat at the grocery store, it looks normal — but you may not know whether it was fed hormones, has been artificially colored or raised in unhygienic conditions.
That’s where farm-to-table dining enters. You will know exactly where your food came from and how it was treated. Being able to trace meat from storage to packaging to sale does a great deal to ease worrying minds. The transparency and accountability of the system is one of its many advantages. Food can go directly from our family farm in Pittsburgh to your nearby table- without the pressure to extend shelf life or produce larger quantities for less money.
Money spent at a local business creates 3.5 times more wealth for the community than if you spent it at a chain. That means the money you spend comes back to you and your neighbors rather than disappearing into thin air.
When you support the farm-to-table movement in Pittsburgh, you wrest power from the grasp of factory farms and food monopolies. You have improved the local economy and a farmer’s livelihood, even if your contribution is small.
If buying local did not already make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, it might now. So when you break out the forks and knives to eat your locally-sourced meal, you will know it was well worth the effort.
For many families, a (rightful) concern is whether they are eating the best food for their well-being. Foods that have to travel long distances are often over-processed and are not great for consumption. Local foods:
- Generate less transmission-induced air pollution
- Contain less additives than non-local foods
- Come from farms that have a smaller carbon footprint than factory farms
- Have natural, fuller flavor
In today’s state of rapid technological change, farm to table may seem like a trend. But if more people ate this way, power over what we are eating and how we are eating it can be put back into the consumers’ hands. This creates a ripple of positive health and lifestyle effects. Help your community begin this change by eating farm fresh foods and spreading the word. For some of the best farm-to-table produce around, be sure to visit Serenity Farms. We can deliver the best meats fresh to you, or you can come pick it up directly from our farm. Contact us today to see what the best option is for you!