A little food for thought today –
The words locally grown or local food are terms that you read or hear quite frequently. I totally agree that local food is great – we have a large garden, the children grow sweet corn, and we eat our own beef and pork. In addition, the children sell their sweet corn and we sell a few cattle and pigs directly to people. However, there are few things to think about here. Read what Wanda from Minnesota Farm Living says about this topic. I could not have said it better. In addition, certain parts of the country having better growing conditions for certain crops. Following I have listed a few of the states and what local products that you think of when you think of the particular state.
Yesterday, when I (actually Emily made them for a trial run for a bridal shower she is hosting today) made these cheesecakes the other day, I was not able to go to my garden and harvest fresh strawberries, blueberries, or the Kiwi; therefore, I was thankful I could stop at my local Fareway and purchase them.
AE Dairy is a local dairy in our state. When Kevin’s family milked cows they sold the milk to AE; furthermore, all of our calves that we have purchased the last eight years are from a dairy that sells its milk to AE!
1 14oz. sweetened condensed milk
3 pkg. cream cheese ( 8 oz.)
Fresh fruit for topping
Regular size cupcake wrappers
Place vanilla wafer in cupcake wrapper in muffin tin.
Mix other ingredients together. Place on top of wafers.
Bake at 325 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Cool
Top with fruit.
Have a great weekend!