My experience and reflections on buying local foods while we lived in a mid-sized Maine city, were members of a farm share with lots of access to farmers markets, and had three elementary aged children.
With three teenagers, now living in a Canadian city, with higher living costs we can't afford to stock our larder with the same amount of local food we once did.
August 7, 2008
Local foods should be affordable for everyone. It's wonderful to be a part of a community organization with this focus.
July 31, 2008
Owning one, small, old car and not driving it a lot, having no debt and a smaller urban footprint (fancy speak for living on a small city lot and renting part of our house) are three biggies that enable us to buy more local food.
July 23, 2008
Obtaining local, organic and sustainably grown foods costs, sometimes a lot. So why do we do it? Basically, our family has made the choice to value the health of our bodies, community, planet and the farmers who grow our food.