Friday, October 19, 2007

Dark Days of Winter Week 1

I've decided to participate in the Dark Days of Winter Eat Local Challenge. We are supposed to eat 1 local meal a week until the new year. For now it will be pretty easy with the weekly CSA, but after Thanksgiving it will get a little harder. Luckily, I have lots of veggies put up and all our animals products are already local.

So, here is our first meal:

I made a salad with mixed greens, radishes, and red and yellow peppers all from our CSA box. Calvert Farm - 15 miles

Spinach Fettucine - Amish, Lancaster, PA - 60 miles
Chicken breast - Locust Point Farm - 7 miles
Cream - Natural By Nature -24 miles
Tomatoes - My garden -0 miles
Garlic - not local
White Wine - not local

Sourdough Bread:
Flour - Daisy Flour - 60 miles
Sourdough starter - originally the Oregon Trail in the 1800s but lately my fridge - 0 miles
Eggs - Whimsical Farm - 4 miles

Apple-Cranberry Crisp:
Apples - CSA Box - Calvert Farms - 15 miles
Cranberries - New Jersey - 50 miles or so
Oats - Not local
Flour - Daisy Flour - 60 miles
Sugar - not local


Wendy said...

Awesome first meal! Mine was so bland by comparison :). Great start! I'm sure you'll do fine - even come November.

Christy said...

Thank you Wendy, it tasted it really good! I'm still struggling with getting over 75% local in most meals. Those pesky grains always kill me!

Danielle said...

Ahhh, that's why I said grains don't count. ;p~~~

You at least can get the Daisy Flour. I can't even get that without an arm and a leg for shipping. I wish they'd get a supplier somewhere out this way.

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful Christy! I'm glad you decided to join the challenge!

SegoLily said...

That's so great you're doing that. I think it would definitely be harder in some places than in others.

Christy said...

I'm in Delaware so it won't be as hard to do as in some places but harder than others. I do believe in a month or so it really will become a challenge.

Danielle - I've found a closer source for my meat so I won't be going to the source for Daisy Flour anymore. Not sure what I'm going to do about flour. I may go with King Arthur being regional. Not sure yet.