We already think produce is pretty fun, but we realize not everyone finds fruits and veggies quite as enjoyable as we do. That’s why I was pretty darn excited when an inspiring story floated across my Facebook news feed that featured another woman just as passionate about making healthy eating fun as we are here at Around the Plate.
Meet Jenna. A farmer and food-lover from West Michigan (yay! Michigan is the coolest! – although I’m admittedly a little bias) and the creator of Tater Tats.
Tater Tats is a Kickstarter campaign launched with the intention of encouraging people to eat more veggies, eat healthier, and eat in season. Designed specifically for farmers and foodies, we’re sure there are many people who are ready to spread their love of good-for-you food around. These tattoos make it easy, and fun, to spread that love.
My youngest, Ben, will be especially excited about this new wave of veggie promotion. He LOVES temporary tattoos. He also LOVES most veggies… especially broccoli. So I can definitely see him sporting around a few of these babies.
The tattoos will be packaged by season to help let people know when some of their favorite produce is available. After all, eating in season is a great way to save money and eat foods with maximum flavor and nutrient value. Basically, it just makes produce more mouth-watering and if you aren’t a super fan of these super foods yet, this could make all the difference in your experience with them.
The idea for Tater Tats came from a moment of necessity. Working at a local CSA farm harvesting beans, Jenna and her work-mates decided that marking their forearms with the beans and where they were located would help with the harvesting process. Thus, Tater Tats was born.
Currently, Jenna is trying to raise money for the first production run of these tattoos. Giving even as little as $5 will help this campaign flourish and Jenna, who is all ready on her way to becoming the next, possibly first, temporary tattoo mogul, continue to spread the veg-loving movement. PLUS, its a great way to provide support to local farms by assisting them with marketing and fundraising options.
To learn more about this Kickstarter campaign and get the full scoop on Tater Tats, be sure to visit Jenna’s Kickstarter page.
You may also be interested in checking out some of the other cool things Jenna is up to. Check out her Salad and Soup clubs… especially if you live in West Michigan and are looking to eat local and support your local farmer.