This post is in honor of the letter “E” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more excellent “E” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
Hey all you wanna be locavores out there, listen up!
A locavore is someone who is involved in the movement towards encouraging the use of sustainable, locally grown food.
Here is Rocky Mountain Woman’s guide to becoming a locavore in 10 easy peasy steps:
1. Locate your local “Slow Food” website for a list of markets, restaurants and local artisans who support local agriculture http://slowfoodusa.org/
2. Find and start shopping at your local Farmer’s Market
3. Learn how to preserve food so when you have an overload of vegetables they won’t go to waste http://nchfp.uga.edu//
4. Grow a garden! http://organicgardening.com/
5. Educate yourself! Learn about what foods are in season when and concentrate your diet around those foods http://fieldtoplate.com/
6. Find out who your local farmers are and support them http://localharvest.com/
7. Develop your cooking skills so you can take advantage of the broad range of local foods that are available http://learinghowtocook.com/
8. Join a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – you prepay for a basket of produce that is delivered or your pick up every week http://localharvest.com/
9. Buy locally produced foods from local vendors. Locally made jellies, roasted coffee, oils, cheeses etc. http://eatwellguide.com/
10. Don’t try to do it all at once. Start slowly, maybe choosing five foods each season that you attempt to source locally. Don’t make it a chore and you will be more likely to stick with it.
Your health and the planet will both be better off…
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