Last week I blogged about Just Food Co-op’s Winter Eat Local Challenge (“Eat 50 % of your food from the five state area for seven days”) and yesterday I signed the poster at the store.
For breakfast this morning, I had (left photo) Malt-O-Meal hot cereal (Northfield), sweetened with Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup (Cumberland, WI), and a small glass of Cedar Farm Summit milk (New Prague). Those were the local items. Non-local items mixed into my cereal: Hain Sea Salt and Olivio Spread. So I’d give myself a 90% local rating on that meal. The only thing I deliberately did different than normal was to use syrup instead of brown sugar, as I wasn’t sure whether the sugar and molasses in the brown sugar (Cub Foods store brand) were local or not.
So those of you trying this (officially or unofficially), what are you learning this week about eating local?