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Cutting food costs while eating sustainably: What’s your advice?

Cutting food costs while eating sustainably: What’s your advice?

| March 24, 2009 | 3 Comments

I am sure I am not alone in examining all parts of my budget during this time of economic strife. (In fact, this post was late because I am in the midst of epic research on how to cut down my phone bill.)
Since I believe so strongly in buying good, sustainably raised food from local purveyors, it can sometimes be a challenge to reign in spending.

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Market Day in Marin County

Market Day in Marin County

| October 21, 2008 | 1 Comment

As I’ve mentioned here, October is Eat Local Month around the nation. While I tend to concentrate on local eating throughout the year, October is a fun time to renew my efforts and find new local products. Toward that end, I shopped at the Sunday San Rafael Farmers Market this weekend.

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October is Eat Local Challenge Month

October is Eat Local Challenge Month

| September 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

October is Eat Local Challenge month around the nation. Over at the Eat Local Challenge blog, we are excited to have over two hundred people who have committed to eating locally in their area for the entire month. We choose to eat locally because it supports the local economy, because it supports local farms and farmers, because it’s lighter on the earth, and because it supports responsible development.

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Eat Local Heats up for the Summer

Eat Local Heats up for the Summer

| July 8, 2008 | 2 Comments

No matter where you are in the nation, summertime is the perfect time to consider eating more locally grown food. It’s good for your local economy, good for the environment, and good for your families. Besides all of that, it tastes great.

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Vocal Local: Jen Maiser

Vocal Local: Jen Maiser

| November 26, 2007 | 3 Comments

One of the most exciting pieces of food news this year is that “locavore” has been knighted “word of the year” by the Oxford University Press. However, I absorbed the concept of the Eat Local Challenge before I did “locavore,” which, in all honesty, I thought had something to do with the phases of the […]

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100-Mile Thanksgiving, De Afghanan Kabob, King Corn and more

100-Mile Thanksgiving, De Afghanan Kabob, King Corn and more

| November 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

This post today is going to consist of several tidbits that I have to report — all a bit too small to warrant individual posts. King Corn Challenge. Meghan published an interview with Aaron Woolf, the director of the movie King Corn. Curt Ellis from the movie is taking a challenge which involves not eating […]

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Capay Valley Farm Shop at the Nut Tree

Capay Valley Farm Shop at the Nut Tree

| September 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

Have you driven Highway 80 lately? If you were traveling to Sacramento or Lake Tahoe, you may have noticed an exciting new attraction along the way. The Nut Tree in Vacaville — a part of the history of the area since the 1920′s — has reopened and has new retail stores, restaurants, and rides for […]

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Saints Preserve Us!

| September 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

In 2005, Garrison Keillor, that curmudegon of a Minnesotan, wrote a column in <a href=”http://dir.salon.com/story/opinion/feature/2005/09/28/keillor_work/index.html“>Salon stating: “Today, home canning has gone the way of the typewriter, the vacuum tube and the TV variety show. The Ball company sold off its jar division and now makes satellite sensors or something, and groceries stock fresh tomatoes all […]

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September 2007 Eat Local Challenge

September 2007 Eat Local Challenge

| August 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

Kadota figs from Hamada Farm, San Francisco, August 2007 Eating locally, and teaching others about the importance of eating locally, is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I am a founder of the Locavores (the group who originally invented the word “Locavore” in May 2005), and began the Eat Local Challenge […]

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Links Around the Bay

Links Around the Bay

| August 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Alemany Farm tomatoes It’s been a busy time at my house this week. Between working full time and preparing for this year’s Eat Local Challenge*, I haven’t had much time to catch up on my favorite blogs. Perusing the sites this morning, I found several compelling posts from some of our Bay Area bloggers. In […]

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Eating Locally on a Budget

Eating Locally on a Budget

| April 3, 2007 | 1 Comment

The nationwide group of authors who write for the Eat Local Challenge blog, along with many other Eat Local advocates around the country will be taking a unique challenge during one week in April: Can we eat local foods within the budget of an average American? We invite you to participate in this challenge, dubbed […]

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