It’s time for another edition of the Weekly Round Up!
- Did you know it’s World Food Day? Me neither. To celebrate, maybe the Hubs and I will plan a trip to our favorite pizza joint — that is, if we can score a babysitter. If you’re still unsure what to do, check out this list from the Penny Hoarder Blog (one of my FAVORITE blogs. I mean, who doesn’t like saving money?), which tallies the best cities for foodies on a budget. Want to dig deeper? Check out this article from International Business Times about female farmers being the key to food security.
- Na na na na na na na na BATMAN!
- If you view anything from this week’s Weekly Round Up, it needs to be this. It’s an awesome project called Acres + Avenues, which pairs Millennials and farmers so the pairs can see what they have in common…and what they don’t. The episodes are funny, endearing and really interesting. And you’ll learn something, too. Seriously, check it out. I’ll wait here until you’re done.
- This, because even farmers are getting in on the selfie trend.
- This piece from Holly Spangler over at Prairie Farmer. As someone who is involved in agriculture and the agriculture industry, I cannot agree more with what Holly says in her most recent blog. And I firmly believe that most farmers follow her line of thinking, too. Also, her comment about chickens. Anyone who has EVER had to deal with them can identify, I promise:
“I believe in a food system that encourages choices, rather than limits them. I believe in an agriculture that can indulge the tiniest specialty market, while simultaneously shipping more than 465 million bushels of #2 yellow corn to Japan.”
- This video, which shows a different kind of harvest happening in the Midwest right now: Cranberries! It’s definitely a different process than harvesting corn or soybeans, I’ll tell you that!
- This, which is awesome. It doesn’t matter if you have dairy cattle, hogs or even if you have none of those and are an entrepreneur. This says it all.
And, bonus for the week, this: This picture was taken on a farm in Spring Grove, Ill. Much like Lincoln’s famous speech of a house divided, we’ve been a state divided for the better part of a week. But, a week later, the Cardinals are done for the season and the Cubs are headed to NY to face the Mets.
I have to say, I’m not a die hard Cub fan like the Hubs, nor am I a die hard Cards fan. But, that series was a joy to watch. Thanks to the Cards for an excellent season and series. Now it’s on to NY! Happy Friday.