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Local Bite Challenge ::: Week Eight ::: Community Gardens

Local Bite Challenge ::: Week Eight ::: Community Gardens

Welcome to our eighth Local Bite Mini Challenge and the knowledge that you are now, officially, completed more than half of the entire challenge (that is, if you've been around since April 12th ;-) )! This week we are focusing on Community Gardens. Community Gardens are said to have been around in the US since the 1890's and have benefited…
Local Bite Mid-Point Reflection

Local Bite Mid-Point Reflection

Did you read that title? Yes, it's official, as of June 1st, we have hit the mid-way point in this challenge!!! 50 days down, only 50 more to go! Now, please share with me how you're doing!  What are your greatest challenges when it comes to sourcing as much of your food locally as possible?  What have you found to…
Local Perspective – Mama Philosopher

Local Perspective – Mama Philosopher

I am thrilled to have Tatiana from Mama Philosopher back with us again today sharing all about her local perspective!  As you might recall from her previous post Books Worth Reading, Tatiana is a passionate educator, mother, homesteader and local food advocate! She firmly believes that we can all “figure out (our) truth and (live) it”, which is a statement I deeply resonate…
Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week Seven ::: Community Supported Agriculture

Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week Seven ::: Community Supported Agriculture

Welcome to our seventh Local Bite Mini Challenge! This week we are focusing on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA's).  Here, in the words of LocalHarvest.org is an explanation of what a CSA is: A farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested…
Local Perspective – Attainable Sustainable

Local Perspective – Attainable Sustainable

I am incredibly proud to introduce you all to Kris at Attainable Sustainable this week as our Local Perspective! Kris has been such an inspiration to me as she continues on her own journey towards a more self-sufficient lifestyle through small steps and continued intention. Her posts offer great ideas with actionable steps (like How to Grow Food in a…
Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week Six ::: Swap One Non-Food Item

Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week Six ::: Swap One Non-Food Item

Welcome to our sixth Local Bite Mini Challenge! Up until now we've focused on food items, but I thought I'd switch it up a bit!  So, your challenge this week is to swap out one non-food item for a locally produced item!  Whether it's a bar of soap, some lotion, a salve or something else entirely, as long as you…
Local Bite – Week Five Reflection

Local Bite – Week Five Reflection

Five weeks down, nine more to go! The ups and downs of this challenge have been, quite honestly, very surprising! We've fallen into more a groove with our eating habits, know what to purchase where and are feeling more comfortable with spending a little more money on less food that is more nutritious. We've become quite intentional with our food…