Blog Highlight: Local Dirt
High fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and unnecessary added ingredients have been something that has been taken off my children’s menu (but feel free to pass me a Pepsi). Slowly, processed flours are being replaced with whole multi grains, and organic foods are overtaking my cupboard and fridge. No easy task for a girl who used to live on cheese popcorn, chocolate milk, and Hostess treats every day for lunch – can you imagine I still managed anorexia at the time, if only I could find some happy middle now :-) But, shhhhh don’t tell.
However, since my environmental science class I’ve become more aware of the challenges we face in terms of food supply for a growing population. I’ve also learned how buying local foods is important to reducing negative environmental impacts as well as the economic advantages of buying local foods.
And so, without further hesitation this post is dedicated to a friend of mine who was featured a few weeks back in an NPR feature which you can read here. Please make a point to say hello to Renee and read up on some wonderful Afghan food that she’s been preparing with food from her local market. Also, Local Farm blog is a group blog, so roam around a little and be sure to check out Local Dirt’s main page which can help you find local foods in your area – check it out.