Homegrown produce and food is becoming vastly popular across the states. Store bought food is often at the forefront of conspiracies and scandals about the processing techniques, additives, cheaply run growing methods, and poor quality control.
That’s why so many people are resorting to purchasing organic food, or growing their own food to ensure that they only eat the highest quality ingredients.
There are so many reasons why you might want to try growing your own food. For instance:
- It is a great learning opportunity
- Home growing reduces carbon emissions – making it more environmentally friendly
- It reduces the use of fertilizers and pesticides
- The food is more nutritious
- You can live with the land, and reconnect with nature
- Homegrown simply tastes better!
Homegrown fruits and vegetables have more nutritional value, taste amazing, are better for you, and there is just something special about cooking with ingredients that you have nurtured from seed to table.
Not to mention the money that you will save by growing your own fruits and veggies, instead of purchasing them from the store. At the store, you just don’t know what is in them, where they truly came from, and if any pesticides or chemicals have been involved in the growing process.
Stores often pump their produce with chemicals to make them plumper, bigger, and grow faster- which impacts the flavor, and makes them not as nutritious for you. In addition, during the distribution process, produce can deteriorate quicker as they have to travel from farm to packing facilities, to the stores that you buy them from.
As a result, preservatives and additives are added to make them last longer. You just don’t know what you are consuming. With homegrown food, you know exactly what processes have been used, and you can enjoy ingredients straight from farm or allotment- to the kitchen table!
Here at TomatoHeadquarters, we’re not just about tomatoes. We can help you with all of your home growing needs- from organic produce, to seeding, planting and growing, harvesting techniques, and composting.
We can also offer you tips for cooking with homegrown produce, seasonal recipes, and fast or easy recipes so that you can enjoy your harvest- no matter what you prefer to cook.
If you want to offer your friends and family only the finest, freshest ingredients, then organic, homegrown food could be the right choice for you. Check out some of our guides, and start your home growing experience today.
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