Eating locally is a something I strive to do year-round, and the Mad River Valley Localvore Project challenges Valley residents to eat exclusively local food for a week each year in September. Up and down Route 100 are signs urging passers by to enjoy local squash, kale, tomatoes, and other vegetables. There’s even some corn left to be eaten this late in the year. The highly respected Red Hen Bakery was able to source wheat grown in Charlotte and is offering a 100% local bread for the week – and hopes to offer it year round moving forward. That bread was available today at Waitsfield’s excellent Green Cup Restaurant, and I’ve been munching on it this afternoon with cave-aged cheese from Orb Weaver farm in New Haven.
While the growing season is winding down here in Vermont, it’s never too early to think about joining into a CSA (community supported agriculture). Many farms will offer a discount for joining early, and you can find one near you (not to mention a ton of information) at www.localharvest.org.
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