The locavore movement is an awesome move towards a more sustainable future. It is a movement that I partake in, but not as much as I could. Thus, for Lent, I'm going to be giving up sourcing my food (as much as possible) from non-local sources. This will prove to be a challenge, especially in the midwest in winter, BUT I love myself a challenge. I also think that it's supremely important to exercise that local muscle as much as possible, ensuring not only high-quality food gets eaten, but also that my dollars go back into the communities that sustain me.
I'd love it if more people would join me for this Lenten challenge (or feel free to just call it a 40-day locavore challenge if not religiously inclined). But, if you're not up to the challenge (for whatever reason! totally understandable!), feel free to follow my St. Louis Locavore adventure with me. I look forward to inciting further discussions around local food in the future! Thanks for reading.