Category Archives: Eat Local Challenge

Farmstands vs. Big Brands

An article on the choose local movement from the Ad Age perspective. It mostly focuses on food but touches on other categories as well. Some nice details on what some major chains, including Supervalu, are already doing to support and … Continue reading

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Foods I’ve Come to Love: Apricots

This is the first in what I intend (best laid plans of those with CFS, of course) to be an occasional series of lessons from a year of eating locally. There were quite a few fruits and vegetables that I … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Year of Eating Locally

A little bit more than a year ago now, I started a subscription to TD Willey Farm’s CSA, as part of the Locavores’ May 2006 Eat Local Challenge. Though I undertook it, I didn’t think I had that much to … Continue reading

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The Eat Local Challenge: Looking Back

It’s been a while since the May Eat Local Challenge ended. Frankly, most normal people have probably written their reflection posts by now. But I, Ms. Chronic Fatigue, sitting here with my head resting on my shoulder because it takes … Continue reading

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T & D Willey Farm Tour, Part 2

I managed to resist diving headlong into the basil, thank goodness, and had my wits about me again by the time we got to the tomatoes. (One thing I forgot to mention yesterday – my father-in-law took these shots, as … Continue reading

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T & D Willey Farm Tour, Part 1

Or: We Find Out Where Our Food Comes From On Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend, we headed up to Madera with Chimp’s parents for T&D Willey’s farm tour. It was a beautiful temperate sunny day, even a little cool … Continue reading

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The Food News Roundup

How Eating Local Changes Food Distribution The May Eat Local Challenge is over – while it was wrapping up, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran this story about local food resources near Philadelphia. Marion Nestle Helps Us Choose Marion Nestle has a … Continue reading

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