Saturday September 10th, 2011 was the start of Eat Local week here in Southern Oregon. As many of you may know, I support eating local, organic when possible. I grow some of my own food (about as local as you can get!) I purchase much of my other food from local farm stands, local butcher shops that source local meat and local fish. I keep my dollars in my community. I support my local farmer and my local food co-op. Even when it comes to my wine...I visit local wineries, buy local and support the small, up and coming vintners. Even things like my cottage cheese, yogurt and eggs are from local dairies and local chicken farms, that I purchase from a locally owned grocery store.
Does this mean I never buy bananas? No, but it does mean that bananas are not a staple of my food intake anymore.
This week I will be posting about some of what I eat that is local to support the locavore movement and Eat Local week. There are many similar type events going on around the country as the locavore, slow food, and farm to fork movements gain popularity. I encourage you to shop locally, eat locally, support your local farmers, visit a farmers market or farm stand, keep your money in your local economy and help diminish our reliance on oil and importing our food from elsewhere.
So, what did I eat saturday for my locavore food?
Chris made breakfast of local eggs, scrambled with some peppers from our garden, topped with some tomatoes from our garden, his own homemade pepper sauce from last year's cayenne peppers from the garden and some pickled banana peppers, from our garden. That is a darn local meal!
What are you eating local this week? Share your locavore feast in the comments!