Friday, March 27, 2009

Appreciating Maine's Local Foods (some more)

Those of us who love to eat are spoiled here in Maine. It’s easy to lose perspective and take for granted things that make eating in our state unique. In an age when the White House has an organic backyard garden, I’d assumed that enthusiasm for locally-grown food was sweeping the country. Not so, says Russell Libby, executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association, who spoke this week in Belfast at a screening of the film Tableland. Maine is one of only a handful of places, along with Vermont, the Pacific Northwest, and pockets of Wisconsin, where organic, locally-produced foods are widely available. Nowhere else is interest in eating locally and sustainably so fervent. ...

Read the rest of my thoughts on Tableland and eating locally at Maine Food & Lifestyle.

1 comment:

  1. You're so right-- we don't have great organic local foods here and I'm envious of yours. When we visit VT, we always hit the farm markets.

    Beautiful carrots!

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