Thursday April 04, 2013 | 05:42 PM

Have you thought about the journey your food takes from soil to the plate, about rising obesity and diabetes rates, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, sustainably produced food and farm worker justice? If the answer is yes to any of the above, then you might be interested in getting involved in the third annual Food Day on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

How can you participate?
Interested in coordinating Food Day efforts in your community? Contact the Food Day office at to find out more. 
Host an event, whether a private healthy potluck lunch or dinner, a movie screening, conference, petition-signing event, propose an Eat Real Challenge to your local public school system…
Check out the Food Day Resources page for more ideas and educational materials.
Follow @FoodDayME

Food Day is a year-round nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, culminating in a day of action on October 24 every year. Created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and driven by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and citizens, Food Day aims to bring us closer to a food system with “real food” that is produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it. Food Day 2012, the 2nd annual celebration, featured more than 3,200 events in all 50 states!

Find Food Day in Maine here and the national conversation here and on Twitter.

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Sharon Kitchens is a neo-homesteader learning the ins and outs of country living by luck and pluck and a lot of expert advice. She writes about bees for The Huffington Post and stuff she loves on her personal blog,

When she is not writing, she enjoys edible gardening, reading books on food and/or thinking about food, hanging out by her beehives and patiently tracking down her chickens in the woods behind her old farmhouse.

In her blog, Sharon profiles farm families, reports on farm-based education and internships, conducts Q&A's with master beekeepers, offers tips on picking a CSA, and much more.

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