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EverydayKC - From Lawn To Table

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Food is the primary source of fuel for our bodies, but also the best - and potentially worst - medicine for our health. It is also the center of community and fellowship with our neighbors and friends. It is love, family, art and passion.

But there's a lot of scary stuff out there about the content and quality of the food we eat. Foreign nations with dubious safety records buying up major food producers. US corporations that are notorious for their business practices and lack of transparency sue small farmers, and brow-beat lawmakers into defending them from consumers who want answers. Reports of food items tainted by chemicals and pathogens.

But there's one way to avoid it all - Grow your own, and find community gardens, local farmers and other forms of "Community Supported Agriculture". Grow what you can, and get your other ingredients, whenever possible from local farmers you can look in the eye, ask the tough questions and get straight answers.

Today, we sit down with a couple from Lee's Summit, MO, who've made their home garden into a neighborhood produce supplier - Terri & Scott Belser of Windy’s Urban Garden.

Rachel  and Duane discuss some of our favorite ways to get farm-to-table fresh food, from our own gardens, as well as Schenker Family Farms, Fresh Connect KC, and others we use and trust.

All on today