Breakfast Bowl 2012: Latham Wants to be the “Fan Favorite”

Every second counts!  And that’s why Latham Hi-Tech Seeds hopes to take 10 seconds off the clock by receiving the most number of votes in a Facebook poll being sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau.  Please vote – and encourage your friends & family to vote – between Feb. 13-24.

This poll is just one of the ways Franklin County Farm Bureau is celebrating Food Check-Out Week, Feb. 19-25.  This year’s theme is “Stretching Your Grocery Dollar With Healthy, Nutritious Food.”

To help illustrate this theme, Franklin County Farm Bureau is hosting a “Breakfast Battle ” on Feb. 24 beginning at 8 AM at Fareway in Hampton. Three-person teams, including one from Latham Hi-Tech Seeds that is being captained by yours truly, will battle it out to see which one can purchase enough items for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a cost of $45-50 dollars in the quickest amount of time.

The Breakfast Battle is being planned as a fun event for participants to have fun, while getting people together all in an effort to make a difference for those who are less fortunate.  Franklin County Farm Bureau will pay for all of the groceries purchased during this competition.  The grocery items will then be delivered to needy families throughout the county with the help of the Franklin County Food Pantry in Hampton and the Immanuel UCC Food Pantry in Latimer.

“Today, we have so many choices when we purchase food at the grocery store,” says Jim Dannen, Franklin County Farm Bureau President. “We, as farmers, want to show people not only on where their food comes from, but help consumers choose foods that are healthy and wholesome. Eating healthy on a budget takes planning.”

Let the planning begin!  I’d appreciate any tips you can provide to help me plan three meals within the $45 to $50 budget.  Feel free to send me your ideas at  Also feel free to share some recipes with me to assist with my grocery shopping list!