Our neighborhood likes to share gardens and produce. We share our asparagus, get golden berries later from neighbor. We share our arugula, get plums and parsley from another neighbor. We plot how each of us can specialize on a food and trade it with others. It's growing year by year. I offer plots in my yard to others and get treated to amazing veggies and unusual plants like the beautiful purple armarth (sp?) next to golden corn. Visual and sensual delight.
Food Challenge #5
Tell a story of one of your favorite Vermont local food experiences.
Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. - Barry Lopez
Eating locally food is better for a whole heap of reasons, but it's not always easy. Sharing stories helps us build community, and gives us the chance to learn how to incorporate local food into our lives.
- Pick a Food Category: Procuring/Growing/Eating/Sharing
- Check out our resource tips on the elements of a good story and why eating local is important.
- Tell YOUR story. Make it memorable, meaningful, funny, or moving. It should be one you want to tell - and one you'd want to hear.
Haven't had a good local food experience? Have a chat with someone involved in the local food economy and get their story.