If you’re searching to learn more about the farm-to-table lifestyle (learning where your food is coming from), the Healthy Traditions Network might be the right resource for you.
The Healthy Traditions Network is a nonprofit organization that connects individuals and communities to organic farms dedicated to providing nutrient-dense foods to their consumers.
The Healthy Traditions Network was founded with the belief that each individual is responsible for building their own good health. The Network’s goal is to support those trying to create better health through education and by improving dietary practices.
“We’re all about teaching people how to eat healthy and make their own nutrient-dense foods at home,” said Susan Randall, leader of the Healthy Traditions Network Metro Detroit Chapter. “We seek out local, organic producers of food and products so we can connect the farmer to the consumer.”
The people involved with the Health Traditions Network are varied. “The people who come to us – aged 18 to 85 – have had enough of an unhealthy lifestyle, and what we offer piques their interest,” said Randall.
The Network’s entire foundation is built upon sustainability. The Network supports small, local businesses and local farms by connecting them with anybody who cares about the land and the food they put into their body.
“Buying from local farms promotes both economical and health sustainability,” Randall shared. “Many farms are folding these days and it’s important to support your local economy. And the food is usually fresher and cleaner, too, as opposed to buying from your traditional supermarket.”
Once per month, the Healthy Traditions Network hosts a wellness event open to anybody who’d like to attend – with subjects ranging from how to make your own fermented vegetables and fruits to discovering how to prepare mindful meals for babies and children. Often there are local vendors at the events as well, with the option to purchase their products.
Randall put it plainly, “the food you eat can make you chronically ill or it can make you well; it all depends on your choices.”
Click here to learn more about the Healthy Traditions Network and to discover more about their upcoming events.