March 11, 2014
The Morrow County Farm Bureau has decided to help promote good nutrition while also celebrating American agriculture.
The Annual Morrow County Farm Bureau’s Farmers Share Breakfast will be on Saturday, March 22 at the High School in Cardington. Two canned goods or $1.00 will buy a complete breakfast of pancakes with real Maple Syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages. If you would like to help the area food pantries, you can bring two non-perishable items instead of cash. Many local Farm Bureaus are reaching out to consumers in their communities during the month of March, by offering information and cost-saving tips on putting nutritious meals on the table. Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, and is increasingly contributing to fuel and other bioproducts.
“As today’s tough economic times continue, public health experts remain concerned that consumers may resort to buying less-nutritious foods that lack essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients,” said Brad Hessey, a local farmer and the organizer of the annual Morrow County Farm Bureau’s Farmer’s Share Breakfast. “Tips for better nutrition on a stretched budget, making sense of food labels and understanding USDA’s new MyPlate are among the topics Farm Bureau members plan to talk about with consumers, at supermarket demonstration stations and other venues,” said Hessey.