|Sustainable, urban gardening and eating locally.
||[Jul. 19th, 2009|10:10 am]
Environment, Economy, & Equality in Development
Interestingly, on the whole "going green" and organic produce initiative, eating locally is finally getting a lot of attention. Organic is great, and I find it frustrating that organic produce ISN'T the standard in the grocery store, but I don't feel that's where the emphasis should be placed. It doesn't really matter if your pears are organic if they've been trucked in from Oregon and, by the time they've arrived days later to you in Maine, they've began to turn, losing much of their nutrients and freshness in general. |
I live in Columbus, OH and there's a Chef here who not only uses FRESH, LOCAL produce, but much of it comes from an urban garden appended to his kitchen! Seriously, it doesn't get any more local than that. The restaurant uses only plant based materials in its cuisine, vegan by definition if one is so concerned with titles, and I just find it beautiful and inspiring that the Chef goes to that length to have the freshest ingredients possible.
If anyone is interested, the restaurant is Dragonfly Neo-V and there's a great article about the Chef and his garden that can be found here: http://www.lifeepicurean.com/?p=2287