Thursday, February 13, 2014

REAL Food Friday and HEIRLOOM SEED Giveaway!

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday! 
We have a very special party today with a GIVEAWAY!

This week we are inviting you to share your Organic Gardening posts!  Homegrown is the best organic, pesticide-free and non-GMO food source.
Mary's Heirloom Seeds
To make your organic gardening experience even better, our giveaway is from
 Mary's Heirloom Seeds!
Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge.   
Mary's Seeds are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid, non-patented,  untreated, heirloom garden seeds.
Seed Orders placed Monday-Thursday are shipped within 24 hours, except for holidays.

Mary's Heirloom Seeds is owned and operated by Mary(me) and her husband Doc.  
"Our goal is to educate people about growing their own food and the benefits of growing Heirloom seeds.  We started Mary's Heirloom Seeds to offer friends, family and communities a trusted source for non-GMO seeds." 

This giveaway includes: 
Family Garden Pack and the "Wild about Wildflowers" seed combo packs!

A great family or market garden pack. A variety of heavy producing seeds.  Includes One packet of each: Pink Oxheart Tomato, Cal Wonder Bell Pepper, Golden Crookneck Squash, Crenshaw Melon, Calabrese Broccoli, German Giant Radish, Anaheim Pepper, Detroit Dark Red Beet, Marketmore Cucumber, New Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, Little Gem Lettuce.   Wildflowers include: Bachelor Button, Butterfly Garden, Lupine Arroyo Blue, Marigold, Nasturtium, Lemon Queen Sunflower
That's $43 worth of seeds!  We can't put a price on Food security...
In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

Here's a great reference from Food Myths:
Do you ever think about how far the food you eat travels?  Who grew it?  Who picked it? How much in processing it's been through before you took a bite? Real Food is:
-Supports fair farmworker wages
-GMO Free
-Little to no processing/processed ingredients
-Supports local markets/vendors and isn't transported long distances to get to my plate
-Honors fair trade principles when I buy from other regions
-Meat and dairy should be humanely raised and on real food themselves-Not genetically engineered feed, drugs, hormones and antibiotics.

We're your hosts
Joyce @ It's Your Life
Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen
Deb @ Kneaded Creations 
Janine @ My Lamp is Full 
Also, please welcome Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
and Angie @ God's growing Garden 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at

Each host chooses their own features so be sure to hop around and see if you were featured.  There were SO MANY amazing links last week it was tough choosing.

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Link up your Real Food posts!  Processed and "junk food" posts will be deleted.
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

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