A recent survey from the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity reveals that most Canadians are disconnected from the people who grow their food and how it is grown. Perceptions of farming are often outdated and inaccurate. In fact, 93% of Canadians say they know little-to-nothing about farming.
Beginning October 24, Real Farm Lives, a documentary web series, aims to challenge those misperceptions. The series will give Canadians an entertaining and informative glimpse into the daily lives of real farm families from Ontario and Saskatchewan as they work to get food from their farms to our forks. The six episodes, released weekly throughout October and November on realfarmlives.ca, will help Canadians better understand the complexities of modern farming in the face of climate change, population growth and evolving consumption habits.
One of those families is from right here in Chatham-Kent. Chris and Rachel Renwick and their children from Renwick Ridgeview Acres in Wheatley are featured on the first video. Congratulations to Chris and Rachel for being such great ambassadors for our agri sector.
Here is the link to the first documentary. Feel free to share with your other contacts to get the work out on our amazing farm families.