Sunday, June 28, 2009

3 Good Things (localvore edition)

1. Found a source for local grass-fed beef.
2. Looking forward to attending all the local farmer’s markets.
3. Thinking of joining a CSA for local produce.

What? Have I gone GREEN? Bite your tongue.

While part of the draw to eat local is supposedly for environmental reasons, I can assure that does not figure into my reasoning.

After having read Price’s Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, and Pollan’s In Defense of Food, and having Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories on deck for months, I’m just beginning to revaluate some things that I had previously dismissed as hippy-induced collective wackiness. While these things may very well reek of such wackiness, there may also be some nutritional benefit for my family. I’m willing to live with the rest if I get real value out of the experiences. And besides – I look good in tie-dye.

It’s when I get my hand-cranked wheat mill that you know I’ve gone over to the dark side (the motorized one is okay, though).


Christina said...

Can't see you at a hand-crank mill. Do you own one? My parents had one for about a month during their organic gardening phase. Strangely, I remember my mother using it to grind tomatoes.

Lynne said...

I can't even picture me at a farmer's market, but I'm going to do it anyway (go to the market, not hand-grind the wheat into flour).

No, I don't own a mill - yet!

They're expensive machines. Saw one at a homeschool conference some years back and loved it, but the nice couple who sold them and had nine kids (or something like that) scared me a little.