Apparently, eating locally has become a big issue. I wrote a little about it after reading Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle; A Year of Food Life.
Take a few moments to listen to Manny Howard’s amusing story about the farm he created in his Brooklyn backyard, as he tried to eat only what he raised.
Man Lives Off Fat of His Brooklyn Land: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15337128
Here are some more National Public Radio audio stories on the issue of eating locally:
Will Work for Food: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10219029
Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon try, for one year, to eat only food produced within 100 miles of their Vancouver, British Columbia home. Weekend Edition, May 20, 2007. Their book is called Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally.
Back to Basics; Kingsolver Clan Lives Off Land: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9891473
An interview with Barbara Kingsolver and her husband, Steven Hopp on Weekend Edition, April 29, 2007.
Eating Local, Thinking Global: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5709576
Discussion and calls from listeners on Talk of the Nation, August 25, 2006.