Eating Local in the Big Apple
I recently wrote a guest post for NYBG‘s Plant Talk blog about what it’s like to eat a local foods diet in the big city. Here’s a quote from it:
“All of the other locavores I’d read about, including Barbara Kingsolver and Michael Pollan, had advantages over me when it came to eating local. They lived in a mild climate with a longer agricultural season, or had huge gardens or even farms. What I wanted to find out was could it be done by someone living in a tiny apartment on a limited budget, and with a hectic, multi-employer urban lifestyle? And what would I eat in winter?
I discovered that it is completely possible to eat a deliciously varied and healthy local foods diet in NYC without breaking the bank or requiring a 28-hour day.”
You can read the full piece here.
What solutions are you finding to the cost, convenience, lack of space and time issues that confront urban (and even non-urban) locavores? Let’s start a discussion and help each other out!
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