Friday, June 6, 2008

Eating Locally

We decided some time back to earnestly begin to obtain as much of our food as feasible from local sources. We signed the 50% Local Foods Pledge with the Earth Charter Indiana. I was thinking about how much of our food is coming from local sources (produced within 100 miles of our house). About 90% of meat we eat is now coming from local sources. About 75% of vegetables. Our milk is coming from a local small dairy. We raise our own chickens and eat and sell their eggs. We will be picking and preserving local fruits this summer such as strawberries, apples, blueberries, and raspberries (if we can find enough), and the odd wild plant harvest, etc. With our bees we will eventually have honey and other products. Mushroom production is also planned. It would be great to locate a local small grains producer for oats and such. Eating healthy can mean eating locally!

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