Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Going Local

I've been doing some reading lately and have been inspired to be a more conscientious consumer. Specifically, I'd like to start finding some good local sources of food. Last night, I found a farm in North Manchester that raises Heritage Turkeys for Thanksgiving. While that's a drive from our house, we could make a trip up to see Jonathan play in a football game and pick up our turkey while we're at it. Hopefully, we can host Thanksgiving this year.

There are a couple of CSA programs that deliver to the farmer's market in Greenfield, but it's about $300-$400 for May 24-October 18. For our modest budget, those are some pricey veggies. I think I'll wait until spring to see what the products are like. They are all organic, free range, etc. So, it may be worth the investment for some good fresh food.

Some favortie sites I've found:
http://www.slowfoodusa.org/ Check out the Ark of Taste section
http://www.localharvest.org/ My favorite farmers' market is on this one. And we can bring Duke!
http://www.foodsecurity.org/Fueling_Disaster.pdf This is a different perspective on Agro-fuels. Not specifically food related, but I like it.