Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Food is Greener (COOL Lent: 2008)

5 Minutes of Caring: The Food is Greener

The theme of this "5 minutes of caring" is 100% in line with the book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", by Barbara Kingsolver. I gave the book to my wife for Christmas and admit to only browsing it but her main thesis seems to be that growing/buying local produce is good for the economy and environment.

Many places (even big cities) have farmers' markets that set up their stands during the spring and summer. While we may not be able to get year-round produce in colder climates we can do a lot to save resources by buying local AND organic if it is available.

We'll be experimenting as the year goes on with this. Our "Burpee" seed starter pack came yesterday and we'll be planting vegetables we can transplant to our garden soon.

There are no "green certified" restaurants in Ohio but we'll do our best to consume green in our own cooking.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Check out http://www.localharvest.org/ to find organic farmer's markets, CSAs and restaurants in your area.

Last year we joined a CSA just down the road from us (http://gravelknollsfarm.homestead.com/index.html) and had the best produce all summer long! Plus, it forced me to figure out what to do with kale, kohlrabi and other vegetables I'd never eaten before, which was fun.