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Local Super Food Movement

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

As a foodie, I look at all aspects of the food that comes into my kitchen and where it's sourced. I'm so excited about the "local food" movement! I love seeing kids and adults getting involved in supporting local as they learn more about food, gardening and their "neighbors" - local farmers.

A friend of mine is in charge of a volunteer "crop mob" that goes out for several hours on a weekend or several weekends to help farmer's in need. One recent recipient was a goat farmer (and cheesemaker!), whose husband was serving in Afghanistan. Another was a farmer that had triple bypass surgery and wasn't going to be able to farm this season. The Tidewater Crop Mob showed up and planted his winter crop with him overseeing.

To further her mission for The Super Local Food Project, she's created a website and is sharing her journey. thesuperlocalfoodproject
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Encourage entrepreneurship, buy local, garden, spend time with friends and family, meet your neighbors... just some random thoughts.
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/22/2013 1:04PM

    Very cool, I know a group that goes to resident's homes & picks the fruit for the homeless shelters. Up here, some of the fruit ends up on the ground as residents can't eat it all.

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/22/2013 2:53AM

    I think that is really fabulous ! I love the idea of giving back to where we live !

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ASHENPOND 2/21/2013 10:52PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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PAMBWS 2/20/2013 6:38PM

    Great idea...a crop mob. That's what a helping hand is!

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SASSISPRING 2/20/2013 1:22PM

    That's wonderful you are able to do those incentives in your area. We have many legal systems that prevent one going onto a local farm to purchase milk directly from the dairy or beef from the local stockyard. There are those who buy direct from the rancher, it's done quietly and as long as all brands and tags are in place at the slaughterhouse, it's good. In terms of vegetables, we have a short growing season and no big vegetable farms in the area - the few we have, like potatoes - are also covered under all the regulations. I know a movement started about 5yrs ago, but they ended up having food shipped in from the city (over 100kms away, something like 130kms when the distance from the farm was calculated) which defeats the purpose of local. Keep it up, as it's so important. :)

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PRETTYPITHY 2/20/2013 12:18AM

    Very cool!


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TIME4COFFEE 2/19/2013 11:21PM

    Things like that are so cool! I love the entrepreneurial ideas and spirit of giving back to where we live.

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TLG71567 2/19/2013 10:45PM

    That is really cool. It's nice to see such acts of selflessness and generosity. Thanks for sharing.

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