If you have read my blog for any amount of time, and read any of the posts from the vote with your fork section, you probably have wondered if I really walk the walk in my everyday life ... or if this is all just a fantasy world. Is it possible to eat mainly foods grown from local, sustainable sources?
I have decided to catalog my eating for the next week. I think it will be interesting for you and for me both! The reasons for doing this are several-fold:
1) To see how close I am, in my normal eating habits, to eating local and sustainable foods as much as possible.
2) To have the opportunity to talk about some of the products that we eat in our household that I haven't necessarily mentioned yet - maybe mention some new farms.
3) To see where my downfalls are and assess where I can make better choices. I can already tell you that the main downfall is going to be eating out. While most of the food that comes into our house is pretty well vetted, eating out is a whole different story. I focus on going to local, non-chain restaurants, but there still aren't tons of day-to-day choices for restaurants using local and sustainably grown foods.
Although the temptation will be to eat "better" this week as I put my menus under a microscope, I am hoping to stick as close to our normal eating habits as possible.
Just as a technical note: I will be formatting this as a post a day, with the possibility of a couple updates occurring to the current post each day -- I will have a better chance of sticking with this if it doesn't have to necessarily be one long post at the end of the day.