Looking for an easy way to introduce local eating into your lifestyle? Join us at One Local Summer, where as a group, we are preparing one entirely local dinner (or as close as we can get) each week of the summer. It's a great way to explore the bounty of what your state has to offer, and start learning when certain things come into season.
There's really no better time to start eating local produce than in the summer when vegetables are at their peak in freshness and flavor, and farmers markets are in full swing.
I mean, why buy those pale, insipid "tomatoes" from the megamart when you
can enjoy a platter of luscious, just-picked heirloom fruits from your
local farmers market instead? The taste of the heirloom beauties will just about knock you over. And while you're at the market buying those
tomatoes, you might as well visit the other vendors to see what kind of
meal you can pull together. It's not unusual to find fresh meats,
cheeses, bread, and fruit alongside the veggies. Eating locally has
never been so easy!
Don't know where to start? Check out the stunning and diverse array of local meals that were prepared just in the first week alone! Don't have a local farmers market? Plenty of resources are available online to ensure that you have success in finding local foods, including this list that I've been compiling.
Follow along on your own as we much our way through the bounty of summer.