Eating locally has gone into style.

Nowadays, anybody who is anybody has a share in a local farm or hits a farmers’ market on Sunday mornings. Restaurants boast using local ingredients, and supermarkets advertise products grown within fifty miles of the store.

It can be hard, though, to know what to do when your local farmer confronts you with pounds of beets and kale but no lettuce or tomatoes. It can be frustrating to pay extra for locally grown food.

My name is Rebecca Orleans, and I am a senior at Hopkins School, a day school in New Haven, Connecticut. With this blog I aim to ease the difficulties of eating locally by delving into all aspects of a local lifestyle, from the farming to the selling to the cooking. Learning the environmental and community benefits of local eating, as well as the trouble farmers go through to get their products stocked in stores, may ease your pain when you have to dig deeper into your wallet. Having some creative recipes may calm your resentment toward your local farmer when you are given enough swiss chard to feed fourteen people.

And if you are not anybody, meaning you have not yet hopped onto the local eating wagon, hopefully this blog will inspire you to do so.


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