Hi. My name is Emily. Welcome!
This blog is dedicated to exploring foods grown and produced within 100 miles or so of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I currently reside. You’ll often hear the words “locavore” and “ethicurean” from me – terms that mean “to eat locally” and “to eat things that were raised ethically and taste very good.” I’m also a big gardener, and I care a lot about keeping Earth habitable, so chances are you’ll hear about those things, too.
There are lots of reasons to eat locally-produced food – environmentalism, supporting local economies, keeping farms from turning into subdivisions, avoiding contaminated foods, and so on. It just makes sense to me that in a state with a rich an agricultural heritage as Michigan, most of our diet should be grown in Michigan, not California or China. Along the way, we get food that tastes better, uses less fossil fuel to transport, and keeps our neighbors employed.
I’ve recently started a group called Preserving Traditions, which aims to share knowledge about cooking and food preservation among neighbors. The group has its home in the Pittsfield Grange (what’s the Grange?) near Ann Arbor, and you can read about events at http://preservingtraditions.org/ .
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