A visionary, inspiring image: “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.”
No, this isn’t some crunchy, organic non-profit’s local food campaign or a new Slow Food slogan. This message comes to us fresh from our United States Department of Agriculture. “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” is a national effort collectively launching this week, designed to build vibrant local and regional food systems that provide healthful food and build the economic base of rural communities. It showcases the importance of the connection between us and our food sources and includes $65 million in new funding initiatives.