As a child, I had no idea that food come from anywhere other than a grocery store. I did not know that meat did not come packaged in plastic, that potato chips were really made from potatoes, that milk came from a cow and many other food misconceptions. I was in my 20s before I even realized that you could make homemade macaroni and cheese, that it did not have to come from a box. Over the years, I have tried to educate myself on food and I am much more enlightened.
I even tried growing my own vegetables. Let’s just say, a gardener I am not! But it made me appreciate farmers and their farms more. That is why I really enjoyed traveling through the “heartlands” of Iowa and Nebraska. The fields were beautiful and my appreciation was high. I am so glad that I know where food really comes from now. I just want to thank our farmers for their hard work, dedication and give them some much needed gratitude. There would be no life without them. Thank you Farmers of America!!