I love the idea of planting, growing and harvesting my own food. Because we have limited space at our home, we grow what we can in pots and always join a CSA for the summer (and sometimes winter) season. Knowing where your food comes from, the energy and effort spent planting and harvesting these items and how delicious they are when they are local and organic, makes eating your food a more meaningful experience. I wanted to share this experience with my own students and was excited when they had the idea to create school and community gardens for our town. We now share in the experience of planning, planting, caring for and harvesting our gardens every year. What's even more important, is that our cafeterias serve the produce that is grown right on our campus.
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.