Building Sacred Relationships with Food: Seasonal Food Rituals, Agricultural Blessings, Prayers, and Honoring Our Food

Such an important post!

“The question is, what can we do to honor our food if buying local and growing our own food is off the table? This post explores other ways we can use prayer, ritual, and celebration to help bring the sacred back to our food—of any origin.”

Having lived all over the US — 43 locations in my 42 years — I know well the challenges of living in areas in which local, organic food is not readily available or affordable. Like Willowcrow, I’ve also experimented at various times with different methods of rei-nvoking and re-infusing the sacred in food and water — with excellent results. So much so that I regularly bless even homegrown organic food before consuming it. Many thanks for expanding this conversation and perspective. 🙂

The Druid's Garden

Modern culture prevents many of us from engaging in a critical part of our human heritage—developing a sacred relationship with food. I’ve talked about developing such a sacred relationship with food on this blog before with regards to growing it and/or foraging it—how gardening allows me to develop a sacred relationship with plants, how seed saving and starting completes that cycle, how wild food foraging and medicine making allow for that connection, and how locally-based seasonal diets can help reconnect us.

However, I’m staying with my family for a few weeks before making my official move to PA, and trying to eat as I usually do (locally, seasonally, organically) has presented some serious challenges. The truth is that in poor, rural areas in the USA, organic and local food is simply not as available (or affordable) as it is in the cities or suburbs. In…

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