I heard about Local Harvest on the radio while we were doing our holiday driving. I’ve been very interested in doing more of our eating and cooking from locally grown produce. Considering that driving from here to my father-in-laws house requires driving by at least a dozen roadside stands selling fresh produce grown out back, I have no excuse for doing otherwise. I paid $6 for a paper grocery bag full to brimming over with sweet potatoes, and we are still eating them a month later. We’ve got about 10 person-meals out of that bag, and we still have some left over. Not a bad ROI on my sweet potato dollar.
Oddly enough, even though there are produce stands all over around here, there is nothing listed on that website for our area. I suspect this is a digital divide issue. We don’t lack for local farmers, just local farmers who are also wired up enough to list themselves on the site. I was interested in seeing if they had any of those subscription coop deals listed, but the closest one is 60 miles away. Maybe it will catch on around here and we can do it in a year or two.
Update: Forgot to include this link to a Wired story on “locavores”. That term sounds like something from a Jaime Hernandez comic, but is actually the same thing as above.