No More Groceries? January 12, 2011Posted by Matt in food, garden.
Tags: a year without groceries, gardening, sustainable agriculture
I like this idea, but I’m not exactly sure how we would make it work.
Those of you who have seen the documentary Food, Inc. or have read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, know that the food industry, with it’s factory farms and prepackaged meals, is a real mess in this country, but there are those who are taking another route. The blog listed above is about someone who has quit shopping at grocery stores for an entire year, choosing instead to garden, shop at farmers’ markets, and visit local farms to load the fridge.
I like the idea. Most of you know I’m a longtime gardener and this year I’m looking forward to building several raised beds around our backyard, but there is still a good way to go before I reach the level of this writer.
What do you think?