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July 22, 2008

The Eat Local Challenge

Eating locally

This week, I am participating in the Eat Local Challenge over at The Mighty Appetite. The goal for this week is to eat at least 10 foods from within 100 miles of home. This is the perfect time of year to start something like this, of course, since there are plenty of farm stands and farmer's markets selling all sorts of produce. I am hoping to continue trying to eat as locally as possible even after the challenge ends, but I know it will be a lot harder in the winter, because nothing grows in New Hampshire in the winter. I'm hoping to preserve some things to last me into the cold weather, but we'll see how it goes.

The other hard part: there doesn't seem to be any local grain. I can find dairy and fruit and veggies with no problem, but no grains. Not even cornmeal, which seems odd given the large amount of local corn. So if anyone has any leads on anyone selling grain grown in New England, please let me know. For now, I'm going with "semi-local" - grains distributed by companies based locally, but not actually grown here. I figure it's better than nothing.

Posted by Kat at July 22, 2008 02:25 PM
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