It All Started One Year Ago Today

It's not that local eating is a novel idea these days. It's a pretty trendy thing to do, and usually that scares me away from most things. But this thing seems to be important enough to take head on regardless of pop culture jumping on the bandwagon as well. But we...we my friends are actually doing something about this trendy issue.

One year ago today I posted about Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I had recently found her interview on i-tunes and I immediately reserved the book at the library. I was happily surprised by the fact that there was a long wait for the book. I waited. I read. My brain was changed for ever. I knew instantly that I had to have a change of heart when it came to food.

Winter came.

Depression and helplessness set in.

But now?

Now I'm doing something about it for real, and that feels really good. Even if it's a long shot from what Barbara Kingsolver was able to do. At least it's something! And you all?! Thank you endlessly for joining me on this journey. It had made a huge difference to me in keeping me motivated and inspired and accountable!

I'll be back in town next week and I'll post our final round up for the summer on Labor Day. Totally fitting for the holiday, don't you think?


  1. I was worried I missed the final round up. My Mom and niece have been in Boston all week and rather than getting to the market after work I'm rushing out to Heidi's to see them. Understandable, but still I was worrying about the final days of our challenge. I'm happy I can still fit something yummy in -- and THANK YOU for inspiring me and really pushing me to get my local eating going. I'd been wanting to do it for a long time, and finally found the impetus in your challenge. I've thoroughly enjoyed thinking about my food more and preparing things grown by people I know. Thanks, heather!!

  2. And thank goodness it started...look at the lives you have changed. Our house, and many others, have been transformed into Locavore homes - because of the dedication you had and your own local challenge! I was also worried that I had missed the boat...I am recovering form being away for 3 weeks and starting school this week. Hope you are doing okay with that transition. I have attached myself to a school that isn't me and have a team that likes lock-step teaching. I don't know what I am going to do...kinda wish I was staying home with a sweet baby... -S

  3. Thanks for guiding me on this journey. The go-local challenge has been a great way for me to stretch my local eating this summer and enjoy the community that you have created. I'm thinking of re-reading AVM this winter when everything is quiet...I think that there is so much in the book I will certainly enjoy it a second time around.

  4. Happy Eat Local Anniversary! And what a great one to celebrate! I loved your posts and encouragments, even when I was too busy to hit the farmers markets! I just finished her book (finally!) and have been changed as well. A trip to the grocery store has me thinking more about what I want to eat, but where I want it to come from! I've got a few more local meals planned this weekend!

  5. Dang, I missed the whole thing. What a Summer. SO glad it's over!

    But ... I hope you don't mind that I've tagged you, Heather! See below!


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