It's hard. I tried.
I buy a lot of my produce directly from the Farmers and I still found a large percentage of my food is not local because some of it does not grow here. Here's how I did. It was great fun.
|Local Heirloom Tomato|
|Local tomato, local cream, local frozen peas|
|Local tomato, local kale from Terra Verde Garden|
|Local carrots from Lunaria Farm and Alm Hill Farm|
|Local beans from Terra Verde Garden|
|The prettiest pears I've ever seen from BelleWood Acres|
|Friend's backyard plums|
|to make my grandma Gertrude's Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake)|
|and used the leftover plums to cook up local Brussels Sprouts from Terra Verde Garden and BelleWood Apples|
|Washington apples, local kale, carrots from Sunseed Farm|
|for juicing to make up for all the ancient Einkorn wheat that I'm eating lately|
|the hens who lay the eggs that I eat really like the leftover fiber from my juicing, so they are eating local too|
|I juice ginger that has been in my freezer since last year, local from Terra Verde Garden|
|Nectarines from the Okanogan Valley in Eastern Washington in a skillet cake|
|local eggs, local butter|
|Ricotta cheesecake made with local eggs|
|cooked emmer (farro) berries from Bluebird Grain Farms in Winthrop, Washington, local cherry tomatoes, local basil|
|Local pizza made by . . .|
|. . . local guy Russ of Gusto Pizza|
|lunch by local food truck JTs Smokin BBQ made from local pork from Farmer Ben's|
If you have never bought meat directly from a farmer, Jessica and Ben make it really easy and friendly in their farm store. It's lovely, they are lovely and they treat their animals with respect and gratitude.
|local distillery tour at BelleWood Acres|
|they distill their own apples to hand craft vodka, gin, eau de Vie, liqueurs, brandy, whiskey, pommeau, and ciders|
|local eggs in my Tuscan wheat|
What do you eat that is local? Imported?
Links to a few farms and providers that I love: