Saturday, November 22, 2008

Now is as good a time as any...

Those are always my famous last words when I start something new. I doubt this venture into the blogasphere will be any different.

The first time I decided to start eating locally it was January in Pennsylvania. This time it's November in Georgia. Fortunately, in Pennsylvania, I had already dabbled a bit in this exercise and had some canned tomatoes, frozen fruit, some greens in a cold frame, a good source of meat and dairy products and about 250 pounds of potatoes from my overly-ambitious garden. Really, it's all you need. And I managed quite well. In a time and place when overnutrition is the biggest threat to public health, we all can afford to eat less and more thoughtfully.

This time, however, I have a small back yard, no good source of yogurt and don't even know my way around town yet, much less my way around the local farms. So, I might have to figure out how to make yogurt at home and get out and make some friends fast. Athens seems like a great place to eat locally, and I already stand in a long line on Thursdays to get produce from a cooperative (of sorts) selling local meat, produce, cheese and all the rest. So, stay tuned and see how I fare! (yes, pun intended...)