I have very exciting news… I was selected as a top 10 finalist in the first ever Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming Tour contest!!
What is the Blogger Barnstorming Tour, you ask?
It’s an opportunity for three lucky bloggers to learn why buying and eating organic really is important, both for ourselves and for the planet. The three bloggers that get the most votes on Stonyfield’s website will take a weekend trip to New England in June, touring three organic dairy farms and an organic veggie farm. Cool!
I would love to win this contest to learn more about the organic food industry and why it’s important for us as consumers to support it. Here’s the essay I wrote accompanying my contest entry:
I know buying organic food is supposed to be important. I read about it, I hear about it; heck, I even tell other people about it. But to be honest, sometimes when I’m at the grocery store and I see the $5 organic milk sitting next to the $2 regular milk… I find it hard to shell out the extra money for something so abstract. What does organic REALLY mean? And why is it REALLY worth it for me to spend the extra cash? I’d love to be part of your blogger tour to answer these questions — not only for myself, but also my readers!
As well as getting to take such a cool trip, the winning bloggers will also get $5,000 to donate to a charity of their choice! Were I chosen, I would donate my money to Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an organization I have always loved; they help preteen girls develop self esteem, improved eating attitudes, better body image, and a healthier lifestyle through running and positive role models. Body dissatisfaction and negative self-image are rampant in the U.S., especially among young girls, and this organization does an amazing job towards combating it.
I would be honored and very grateful if you would take a moment to vote for me on Stonyfield’s website. Voting is open for one week — until May 25th at noon — and you can vote once a day. Please help spread the word!
What are your thoughts on eating organic? Are there certain things you always make sure to buy organic, regardless of the cost?
p.s. Stay tuned — I have a super fun LA Boxing post coming tomorrow, including a giveaway!