This image is of a poster from the Depression, published by the U.S. Food Administration to encourage responsible eating during tough times. These days, with so much overabundance and over-consumption, it's not a bad idea to return to the ideals embodied by the hard times endured by our grandparents and great-grandparents.
A friend pointed me in the direction of a blog called Living On This Farm the other day. The author, Lisa, is a self described "former restaurateur from Seattle who was abducted by aliens and placed on a farm in rural Oklahoma." (That part made me giggle.) She has issued a fun but meaningful challenge to her blog's readers to adhere to the 6 tenets of the poster pictured above for 30 days.
My husband and I have had several recent discussions on the merits of locavorism, the practice of eating locally grown and produced foods whenever possible. I'm committing to join Lisa in her challenge and finally make the leap to buying food locally.
I'm hoping to join the Oklahoma Food Cooperative this weekend and start shopping online for anything that tickles my culinary fancy. I've already mentally chosen free-range eggs, potatoes, spinach, and cherry tomatoes. The list goes on.
I'm super excited and I hope you'll join us in this effort to eat in a way that nourishes our bodies, our state, and our community.