In locavore theory: MacKnitty should be buying ALL products locally and the fridge should be filled with few non-local items.
In MacKnitty Locavore truth: Feel a little guilty that I know I could never live without the wonderful fridge. Where else would I get my ice cold Diet Coke (not local)?
- What’s so Local about this fridge?
I am learning about being a locavore daily. I think about where my food comes from every time I eat something. My crisper (that’s a joke because everything I put in their wilts) and my fruit bowl are fuller at the beginning of the week and sparse at the end of the week so I must be doing something right.
My fridge may never be empty of juices, creamer and Diet Coke but we are making all decisions wisely. Like our milk, we only buy Organic Shamrock Farms because the farm is in Arizona. We try to buy our juice from the closest source but sometimes my geography isn’t so great- is Arkansas or Illinois closer? Arkansas, I think.
I know that someday I will be buying dairy shares from a local source and that my juice may eventually come from a juicer from the Wilcox apples but it’s not this week according to my fridge.
We are getting closer to locavore heaven because my running buddy Earl says, “Is this one of your weird local, organic, vegan foods?” I guess we are walking the talk.