Who Grew My Soup?

Did you know that some vegetables become even more nutritious as they simmer in soups? I learn that this weekend and I’ve been growing some of these veggies in my home garden for years.  Do you know the food you bring to the table for your family?  This weekend I kind of invited myself to an event that took place after the Garden Blogger Conference.  I love food and I’m always curious to learn more about where it comes from so there was no way I was missing this event!

Cozy Up With Fresh Veggies

The event took place at South City Kitchen just outside of Atlanta.  The parking lot was PACKED and I’m pretty sure it was due to the fact that the sun was coming out and this part of the country had just dealt with a ‘State of Emergency’ due to the weather this past week. I would’ve loved some sunshine outdoors before heading back home to Ohio but once the food was served on the table I was feeling the southern warmth!

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Photo Credit: South City Kitchen

For some odd reason I thought the event was going to be on a farm. Maybe that is the gardener in me… when I think food I think where it comes from.  At this event the farm came to the restaurant as attendees were introduced to how several different vegetable go from the field to our table. I had a great time mingling and sharing about gardening with the Foodie, Mommy, Lifestyle and Health bloggers that attended.  I love southern hospitality! Each blogger was so kind as we exchanged business cards.

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Lunch is Served

I need to post the menu …. it was a tasty selection and a great way to end my trip to Atlanta.  Nothing beats eating lunch with a few of foodie bloggers at your table who were ready to talk about where food comes from.  These ladies know how to cook and tweet it up!  I had a blast learning recipes from home gardener and foodie gal Denise from welike2cook.com She is also the President of Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society.  I can’t wait to share more about her garden and recipes in later post.

We also enjoyed soup that contains some of the vegetables that were talked about!  I learned a networking trick from one of the bloggers who attended.

Include the Menu in the Photo

Foodie Share Tip : Include the menu in the image of the food! 

Who Grew My Soup?

Who Grew My Soup

Everyone got to take home a copy of the children’s book Who Grew My Soup  to share with your families, and engaged in conversation about what a great and nutritious meal soup is for the whole family. I love this book and can’t wait to share it with my Niece next time I babysit.  Janice Person is the one I bummed a ride off of to the event and she did most of the speaking. I respect and admire Janice for the job she is doing providing information and encouraging folks to ask questions about where our food comes from.  So where does soup come from?  Well, it all starts with a farmer.

You can get a taste of what Monsanto’s role with vegetables is by checking out  Discover.Monsanto.com – a site dedicated to helping people understand where their food comes from and how it’s grown.

 * Monsanto provided a $50 VISA stipend to cover expenses to this event…. and yes I took it.  P.S. Caramelized Onion Soup was amazing!!!!

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