On Saturday, I was surfing the net, looking for local farmers so that Fabgrandpa and I can start buying local foods direct from the farm. During the time that we were traveling around the country, we always looked for roadside stands, farms, produce for sale signs, every where we went. It is amazing how much better tasting fresh from the farm foods are. So, when I found the website for the 2013 Locavore Challenge, I was just so happy!
Fabgrandpa and I drove over to Carrollton yesterday to go to the Locavore Challenge Kick Off. It was held in the Ampitheater in town, just off the square. There were lots of local farmers, cheeses makers, sausage makers and chefs from restaurants in town that buy from the local farmers.
In addition to meeting lots of farmers, there was lots of free food! Samples of local produce, pork, bratwurst, fruit, jams & jellies, cheeses—and maybe more. All of it was sooo good! My favorite was the tomato and goat cheese salad with balsamic vinegar. To die for!
It has been way too long since I was able to get out and just enjoy a day outside. This event was so much fun, and so tasty. We signed a pledge to try to eat 50% of our diet from locally or regionally grown foods. Let’s see how we do!