During the years that Fabgrandpa and I were traveling, we always sought out the local farmers to buy our fruits and veggies. Once in North Georgia, we came upon a pickup truck filled with sweet silver queen corn for sale. It was unattended, but had a hat on the front seat where you could place your money. Even in the desert southwest, we were able to find a farmer in Kanab, Utah, who farmed his plot in the desert and provided us with some of the most delicious tomatoes and corn we have ever found.
Now that we have settled down in West Georgia, I have spent quite a bit of time searching out local farmers and places to go to buy their produce. Yesterday, I found a website for The 2013 Locavore Challenge, and immediately knew I had to join in with this group of people.
Eating local is so much better for you, for the local economy, and for the environment. Eating locally produced foods cuts down on transportation costs, and lets you know exactly where your food is coming from. I know it won’t be possible for me to eat 100% local due to my gluten free needs, but I am certainly going to try eating at least 50%.
I am going to the 2013 Locavore Challenge Kick Off today at 4:00 p.m. in Carrollton, Georgia. I only wish I had known about this sooner that last night, so that I could have let everyone know sooner. You don’t have to live in my corner of the world to do this. Just find a place to get at least enough locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, cheese, or whatever, to eat at least one serving a day of locally produced food. Anyway, now that you DO know there IS such a challenge, who is going to do it?