Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

MacKnitty’s Family of Locavores: The Journey Begins



MacKnitty (red) and Izzie (birthday gal)
MacKnitty (red) and Izzie (birthday gal)

Tucson has been my home for the past 12 years, a transplant from The Navajo Reservation. I have had my first daughter here and meet my husband here. After earning my B.A in Elementary Education from The University of Arizona, I worked as an educator specializing in 1st grade and Physical Education. In 2006, I completed my M.Ed program in Educational Leadership and worked as a Reading Specialist. Most of my week is spent training for marathons (don’t think for a moment that I’m one of those super fast people, I am more of the “at least I finished” people) and knitting for my family members.

My life changed one month ago when the world began to speak to me;  my co-worker had a purple carrot from Tucson CSA, Animal, Vegetable, Miracleby Barbara Kingsolver was recommended to me twice in a week and The Omnivore’s Dilemmaby Micheal Pollan had been on Audible account forever waiting to be downloaded. That week, I downloaded my book, added myself to the CSA summer wait list and bought Kingsolvers book.

Now, my family and I are on a journey to eat more foods locally and at some point eat ONLY locally. It will take some time but it is time to support local farms, cut my carbon footprint and to protect the health of my child.

I see the world through new eyes and hopefully you can come along for the challenge I place before myself: to go from a family of former convienance foods to a family of farmer market shoppers.


  1. It amazes me that so many people are shifting their thoughts about health! Everyone wants to live heatlhy! You set such a great example! Keep up the great work!

  2. I, too, am gradually shifting my thoughts. I only drink organic milk now and don’t buy anything with high fructose corn syrup.

  3. Ahh, that corn always getting into our food. Ever since Pollan’s book, we’ve been on only organic dairy products.

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