In college, I took an environmental science course where we took a trip to an Amish farm. I’ll never forget the feeling I got picking an apple off a tree and taking a bite. All of a sudden I had a real connection to the food I was eating. I wasn’t grabbing it out of a bin at a grocery store, I actually met the person who grew it! Fast forward a decade and I’m a mom who spends a lot of time thinking about what to feed my son. Suddenly I’ve become more curious about GMOs and pesticides than I ever thought I’d be. Illinois Farm Families recognizes that parents want to close this gap and learn more about the families that grow our food.
During the month of July, Illinois Farm Families invites you to connect with farmers and tell them what’s on your mind for a chance to win free groceries from Ulta Foods. One lucky winner will receive a $500 gift card, two (2) winners will receive a $250 gift card.
Ready to win? First, head over to the Illinois Farm Families Facebook page and “like” their page. Second, comment on a recipe, share your own recipe or food tradition, or ask a question related to farming. An Illinois farmer will respond to your question and help you locate resources for more information. This is a great opportunity to get to learn more about where your food comes from and get money to purchase delicious and healthy foods. The contest runs from July 7 to July 31st, best of luck!