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Learning about the origins of your food


Where does the food on your table come from? Studies show most families are very uneducated when it comes to that subject.

That's why a new program called "Field Moms" is kicking off in the area. Research showed that women typically make purchasing decisions in the household, so they're now being given the opportunity to take farm tours where they can learn about the origins of their dinner. Organizers say there's a huge range of topics that are covered.

"There's a lot of questions about 'Should we eat organic? Should we eat natural? Should we eat locally grown?'" said Sara Fernandez.  "This way, we can identify and understand that the nutritional benefits of how the food is raised and the safety of the food equates to what we can actually find in the grocery stores."

Fernandez says their first trip was a big success.

"We did a sow farm tour. And these women got to go into the sow farms, and they got to see piglets being born, and how the sows were humanely treated and how they are raised."

Click here for information on how to sign up for the program.

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