Tuesday, September 2, 2008

100 miles from Portland, Maine

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.

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