When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 1500 miles from farm to plate, they decided to launch a simple experiment to reconnect with the people and places that produced what they ate. For one year, they would consume only food that came from within a 100-mile radius of their Vancouver apartment. The 100-Mile Diet was born.I finished it Friday night and found it such a rewarding read. They wrote about there own experiences and struggles in finding foods, the big-pictures, and some of their real life that happened along the way. I was inspired. I am in no way prepared to participate in a 100-mile experiment of my own but I have been craving fresh produce, longing for berry harvest so I can try my hand and jam making, and last night I bough a local squash…not sure what I am going to do with it yet. The book has got me thinking and that is always a good place.
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