How many things in my life come from afar?
I know most of my fresh foods I could get - produce, breads, dairy.
There certainly is no petroleum originating within 100 miles of Portland.
How hard would it be to live locally?
This is one of the things I will try to do but would like to take it beyond the recent incarnation of the "localvore". There is no way to entirely suceed either. I also need to get the baby OUT of his diapers.
As it turns out, this is going to be a lot harder than I thought. The local markets do not stock the year round local lettuces. I can get baby carrots from as close as New Jersey, and there is no cheese closer than Vermont. Clearly there is some work to be done.