So, here are a few meals we’ve managed to enjoy off of our local bounty. They are only a few.
I will be honest. We have been eating out quite a bit with friends who are visiting in the city. We have managed to go to only a few places that offer local food. The rest of the time, it has been food based upon convenience. I think it is important for us to not moralize this behavior, but to think about it.
It is interesting just how hard it is to eat locally with a group of people visiting. I will admit it is possible. However, the convenience of industrial food, the deterrence of bringing outside food to various venues, and the very differing tastes (and allergies) of people all culminate in the ease of just going to a restaurant. I’m not sure if this is a new phenomenon made by and for the consumption of industrial food, but it is something to reflect upon. I’m interested in your thoughts (do share!).
It will also be interesting next week, since we are going out of town. We will be going to Vermont, and so there is definitely more of a chance of getting to investigate more local food. However, how possible it is to eat locally while on vacation is another curious question that we will have to think on.
Local food will be a large part of my day today, in that I am going to be doing my Red Fire Farm CSA distribution. I will keep you posted.