The Locavore’s Bookshelf: Holy Cows and Hog Heaven

This self-published book, subtitled, The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm Friendly Food, by Joel Salatin is probably one of the most important books a locavore can own. In a mere 129 pages, Salatin, the self-described Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist farmer of Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, explains the hows and whys of supporting local farmers […]

Athens Ohio’s Amazing Bounty of Local Foods

It really is amazing to me how many locally grown and produced foods there are available in a town the size of Athens. The resident population is around 21,000 with the Ohio University population, most of them students who only live in the town for roughly nine months of the year, roughly doubling the population […]

Author Peter Singer Critiques the Practice of Eating Locally

Zak sent me a link this morning to this Alternet article covering ethicist Peter Singer’s new book, The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter, because he thought I would probably be interested in what he had to say about eating locally. And I was. Singer is probably best well-known as the author of […]

The Last of the Local Asparagus

Time passes; the season marches forward, and too late, I realize that I didn’t eat nearly enough asparagus. The pound upon pound of it we bought and consumed through the early part of this month was apparently not quite enough to satiate my appetite for the emerald-green and violet spears, but that is life. The […]

How Does My Garden Grow?

It is difficult to watch the rain pour down in a cool, wet spring, and not be out in the garden. I spent most of last week, waiting for a break in the clouds, a temporary cessation in continual drizzle, then dashing out to dig a few holes, and plant a few new starts, or […]

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