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Our summer goal....

Missouri eggs, Missouri bread and Missouri goat cheese and dill from my own herb garden.

Bob and I have a goal to eat only food that is grown or produced within a 100 miles of our home when we eat at home. Between the Columbia Farmers' Market and the Jefferson City Farmers' Market we hope to be able to reach this goal. We are growing some of our own vegetables: carrots, parsnips, spinach and squash from seed, and then we have purchased tomatoes, red peppers, zucchini and cucumber plants. We realize that we may have some trouble with things like seafood and citrus fruits but if it isn't grown or made here in Missouri, we may make an exception or two!

We had a blast at the Farmers Market in Columbia yesterday. We purchased Missouri beef and pork plus some asparagus and greens. We also got bread and eggs and goat cheese. That will make up the meals we are having at home this week.

Anyone else trying a similar plan?

Would you like to comment?

  1. I love Farmers Markets!! (as I'm sure you can tell from my past posts.) Have you shown us pics of your garden already? I guess I need to go back and look at some of your past posts. I love what you are trying to do, grow some produce at home or shop local for most of your food. What a fun food goal!

  2. You have given me something to think about. I have always supported local businesses and farmers but didn't quite think about setting a goal such as this.

    Good for you!

    Becky K.

  3. That is a GREAT idea my friend! I am all about buying local when I can, and if not local to my area, at least American!!!

  4. We had fried crappie last night caught by the hubby, fresh lettuce and onions from the garden. Tthe potatoes were store bought, but ours in the garden are growing great.
    I didn't know you could buy meat at a farmers market. Where in Columbia is it?

  5. You and Bob might be interested in this:


    My sister was trying to get a share for my parents but we decided they weren't quite ready for a load of local harvest every week. I don't know much about it but thought I'd pass it along!

  6. I am so with you on this; I watched "Food Inc" about 3 weeks ago and it totally changed the way I think about food and where it comes from. We have gone complete organic now on poultry and eggs, and I am frequenting local farmer's markets. I didn't do that in the "old days!"

  7. Love that book. Good for you! We try to do this but it is tough living in the desert. I'm excited for you!

  8. I really love this idea!! I can't wait for you to have us over for a meal!

  9. Trying to eat local is always a good thing! Much healthier to eat in season and good for the environment too. Good luck!


  10. Sounds like a good plan!

    I normally can get plenty of local seafood, but with this oil spill business, who knows what the future holds. Crazy!


  11. Great idea to buy local and esp. grow your own!


  12. That look amazing Terri! We shoudl all buy as much as we can locally!!


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