Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Eating local: how do you do it?

We're eating local this summer. AdRi can't even stop at the store on her way home to buy berries. She stops at the U-Pick and picks them herself. How local can you get? I'm eagerly awaiting the tomatoes mere steps from our front door. And if the eggplant ever kicks into gear, mere steps from our back door. In the meantime, we have...

Cherries: 60 miles
Eating local: cherries, 60 miles

Eggs: 2 blocks
Eating local: eggs, 2 blocks

Love that. How local can you go?

10 comments:

SassyFemme said...

We've been pricing eating local. At this point it literally costs twice as much for local fruits and vegetables in this part of CT. With the price of food and gas, unfortunately we can't justify paying the local prices.

T T Blog said...

We are trying to eat local also. I am glad you posted how many miles away each food item is. We go to the local farmers markets and farms. Also, I am loving all of your pictures and recipes.

Syd said...

We've been eating local since before it was cool. Then again, it's not that hard in Mississippi with our never ending growing season.

Melissa said...

ooh really? eggs two blocks away? where do you get them? i'm in north portland too. i'd love to find local eggs that close!

Anonymous said...

ooh, i need your egg source, too. We got eggs through sauvie island organics' csa last year and then they quit providing them, just when we'd become totally addicted!

Jennifer said...

I think I have fed those chickens before...Very nice bunch.

Cuisine Bonne said...

It is so easy to eat local in Portland, sometimes even for free and I feel so very lucky to live here. My backyard raspberries, own backyard egg gifting flock and loads of free fruit trees in the neighborhood are just wonderful.

Wacky Mommy said...

I swear, your food pix and descriptions are always so YUMMY LOOKING and SOUNDING that I have to run in the kitchen and start cooking.

i am impressionable like that.

love you, Lelo.

Tiffany said...

I'm a local eater too (I try, anyway). Great blog!

Tricia said...

Those eggs look fabulous! No pickle relish? Perfect.