Welcome to farmstand culture. I’m Tiffany, and I grew up eating fast food. A lot of fast food. My parents led busy lives. Neither of them enjoyed cooking very much. We didn’t have a ton of money, and there weren’t a lot of quick ways to get healthy food on the run. We were a typical family that had disconnected from our ancestors’ farm stand way of living.
Making hectic lives healthier
Hey, most of us would be happy to live a little healthier, use more natural products and shop for fresh local food. But life is hectic, and it just has to be easy and realistic. I have made small changes over the years. Small changes added up, and now, I’m happy to share my successes and failures with you.
And now, I’ve stopped standing in line for fast food and learned to whip up farm-stand fresh meals every week. Even the skin care my family uses is natural and food-based.
I made this lifestyle change even as life got more hectic. I went to college, got a puppy, bought a house, went to grad school, got a job, got married, bought another house, had two kids, became an executive and went back to school part-time.
It doesn’t matter if you live in an urban high-rise or on an historic farm. It doesn’t matter how your percentages line up in an ancestry test. We all live in families and communities with a rich farm stand past.
I look forward to helping you connect to your roots. You may find a story that changes the way you look at some little blue flowers growing along the highway or the coffee grounds in your kitchen. The relationship changes after you’ve showered together.
Have some fun comparing the top five items at your local farm stand to these picks from my farmstand5. Discover some good ideas for planning a garden in your life—indoors or out.
The idea came about as a distraction from studying during a long dissertation year. Not a doctorate in botany like you might expect, it’s in finance, but I like to think there are some crossover skills. If not, it was an incredibly expensive hobby.
farmstand culture highlights the simple steps I’ve taken to move from fast food to farm-fresh food and skin care. I’m happy to share the things I learned to inspire you to take a few steps toward a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.
Thanks for reading. I put so much into farmstand culture and hope you have a good time clicking around here. You should be able to find almost any post by clicking on Series in the menu at the top of the page.
I’m Tiffany Burns. My family lives on an authentic Colonial-era farm and spends hours in our home garden. Over the years, I put my research skills to good use, reading books about gardening and natural products. Most of the skincare I use is whipped up fast and cheap in my own kitchen.
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