Thursday, August 09, 2007

Eating locally

Our co-op, Mississippi Market, is having a 'eat local' challenge Aug. 15-Sept. 15 and we have signed up! The deal is you have to try to eat 80% locally-- 4 out of 5 items or ingredients should be from a five state area (MN, WI, IA, SD, ND). I have decided that spices can't count...we eat too much Indian food and we'd have to stop! Anyway, we've said that we'll blog about it too-- so check here for updates! With an excellent St Paul farmer's market and our Community Supported Agriculture box, and the co-op which highlights local products hopefully this shouldn't be too too hard!

PS- tonight for dinner we met the challenge easily- Portuguese tomato rice (local tomatoes, onion, garlic, non-local rice) and corn from our CSA box.

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2 Comments:

At 8:37 PM, Blogger leigh andrew said...

yes, we do our best to get all things (especially liquids - beer and wine) from local manufacturers. . . . but i write because we desperately would like to cook indian food. can you send me a few good recipes??

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Pug&MooseMama said...

Yes, thankfully we can drink beer quite happily all locally-- there is great beer made right in Mpls. And then if you add Wisconsin into the mix, it's really quite the embarrassment of riches! We're not as lucky with you on the wine side though. Guess we won't so much be drinking wine for a month...

I will totally send you some of our favorite Indian recipes!

 

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