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Why Local Always Wins


If you’ve been following this blog from the beginning, you know I post a lot of recipes, but my true passion is local food. Every day I’m cooking and eating local, seasonal foods.

Right now, eating locally is easy, because my favorite things are in season – watermelon, tomatoes, sweet corn, blueberries and countless green vegetables. But sometimes it’s not so easy, especially in the middle of January when nothing’s fresh in my neck of the woods.

So why do I strive to eat locally, even in the dead of winter? Why are local ingredients my food passion?

I explain it all over at The Outlier Collective.  Le Clown, the curator for TOC, asked me to share my opinion on the subject.

So click on over there to read my perspective about buying and eating locally. While you’re there, share your own perspective. I want to know what YOU think!

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  1. Le Clown

    I’ve been meaning to tackle the “buying local” topic on TOC for a little while now, but from the get go it’s you I wanted as blogger for this. Thank you for your contribution, Rachel.
    Le Clown

    • Thanks, Le Clown!

      You got me! Thanks so much for cultivating and curating The Outlier Collective. It is inspiring (the body image posts last week were thought-provoking and well-timed).


      • Le Clown

        Loved last week’s run on body image. All the credits though go to Madame Weebles, it was her baby project.
        Le Clown

      • Well done, Madame Weebles. My husband and I discussed the orange analogy at length yesterday as we sat on the beach (would that be considered irony?). All the posts helped, encouraged or inspired me in some way.

  2. Great story. For me the reasons for eating local seem so basic, but people there are still some people that seem confused by my stance and I forget not everyone things the same way. Keep getting the word out there.

    • Same to you, Melissa! I think you make just the right point – eating locally is actually about getting back to basics. It’s about simplifying. Others think it complicates meals and shopping and life, but it does the opposite for me.


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