Tip your hat to a Nebraska farmer today and say think you. It is National Farmers Day, a day set aside to honor those hard working individuals who make sure there is enough food on our tables every day.
Mark Chittenden is a dairy farmer and says this is an excellent day to expand that farm-to-table conversation. He says, “Let’s build that relationship even further by thinking about how that food got there. Let’s think about the farmers that work so hard to make that food. Let’s put the people eating that food in connection with them. We are out here. We love what we do. We care for our animals. If you have questions we love to answer them.”
Chittenden says when you are thinking about that local food movement, food-to-fork, when you are buying a product, you are buying from a local family. That will keep your local community stronger.
National Farmers Day, formally known as Old Farmers Day, dates back to the 1800’s and is set aside to honor those involved in this hard working and dedicated industry.