Eating Less Than 100 Miles From Here

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Av and I signed up for a share in an organic farm. Meaning...every week now we're getting a box full of vegetables:

and eggs (aren't they pretty!) delivered.

I really like going to farmers markets, and buying locally whenever I can, so us doing this just makes me feel good. This week, our box from the farm included a dozen beautiful eggs plus bell peppers, tomatoes, yellow onion, new potatoes, cucumbers, beets, beans, corn, and an eggplant! That will keep us busy for a while.

We're not health-food people, but I have started to take more interest in what's available. Our milk comes from Wright Dairy in Alexandria - they don't use any growth hormones on their milk cows. And I try to look for free-range chickens and grass-fed beef, too. Nothing crazy, I'm just trying to be more...aware, I guess.

The other day, I found the 100 Mile Diet. It's where you make the intention of eating food that has come from no more than 100 miles from where you live. Very interesting.

I also found our state's Farmers Market Authority website, where they list not only farmers markets, but roadside stands and you-pick operations by county. Hmmm.....

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