• Jillian

    posted on April 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Oh my goodness! You are so lucky! I love Joel Salatin! He is a hero of mine. Ever since I saw Food inc. I have dreamt about visiting his farm. To answer your question, I order most of my produce from a local produce purveyor, they search out local organic farms and collect the produce. I also order organic farm raised meat, unfotunately this can’t be local because where I live there are no local meat farms. However, I completely understand what you where saying, about fealing connected with your food! THanks for the post!


  • Hallie @ Daily Bites

    posted on April 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Great post! I use local produce when available, but it’s tough living in Wisconsin with cold winters and late springs. During the summer and fall, we have some great farmer’s markets that I shop at weekly. I also enjoy gardening…this year I’m hoping to get in some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, broccoli, and herbs. Already have fresh spinach in the backyard that is delicious!


  • Alta

    posted on April 21, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I was so sad that my schedule just was overwhelmed with things to do and I couldn’t go to that dinner, or the Live Green Expo. How lucky for you! As far as local goes – I just started with Squeezepenny, but that local movement has been a gradual process for me too. I belong to a group that does monthly potluck dinners where we have to bring a dish with local, organic, and/or sustainable ingredients. That’s helped force me to look for local foods. I shop regularly at the McKinney and Firewheel farmers markets, and just ordered our second lamb from an organic farm in Celeste, Texas. The extra effort has been worth it – we’re rewarded with the freshest, most delicious of ingredients!


  • Tracee

    posted on April 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Wow! That is so cool!

    I wish there was a CSA in my area, but we do get our produce from the local farm store. I think eating local is more than just healthy for you, it also makes for a healthier local economy.


  • sharon a. kane

    posted on April 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    fabulous post!!! Made me feel like I was there! Joel Salatin is a special and very important person. Wish I could get my apron signed by him!

    We grow much of our own produce and use a winter cold frame to grow greens over the winter to eat in early Spring. We’ve already had 2 weeks of these very early salads here in Massachusetts. We hope to get into a local meat share coop.


  • Dr. Josh Axe

    posted on April 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for this awesome post. It is inspiring to see people who love food support local, organic farmers. Keep up the blogging and recipes! You will change the world one reader at at time!


  • Cherise

    posted on April 21, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Joel Salatin is one of my heros! Thanks so much for posting this. After finishing The Carnivore’s Dilemma, our family resolved to eat more locally. It’s not easy and it requires constant diligence but we have changed our eating habits to include local beef, chicken, honey, milk, butter and also continue to grow our own heirloom vegetables. We also deal daily with food allergies and intolerances so I really appreciate your blog. Btw, those Carrot Cake Bites are delicious!!!


  • Debbie

    posted on April 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Amy you look so happy and proud. Love following your adventures in health and cooking. Peace.


  • Elizabeth

    posted on April 22, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Love that shot of Mr. Salatin signing your apron! In my fantasies I buy some land and farm the way he does. But seeing as I can’t even keep a houseplant alive long, it will remain just a fantasy and I’ll keep patronizing the local farmers’ market. He seems like an amazing and passionate person. Glad you got to meet him and shared this with us.


  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    posted on April 22, 2010 at 9:53 am

    What an amazing honor to meet him and cook for him! I really consider him to be one of my personal heroes!


  • Karen@Cook4Seasons

    posted on April 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Joel is my hero, too! What an honor for him to meet you:) With continued efforts like these, we will create our own food revolution, one carrot at a time. Kudos, Amy!


  • christina

    posted on April 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    That’s so cool! I’m glad you had that opportunity. We belong to a CSA and shop farmers markets. We just moved to 9 acres last year. Now that we have the room, we’re slowly adding animals and gardens. My husband is building a chicken coop. My two girls asked for chickens for their birthdays. The little chicks are so cute, and we’re looking forward to our own organic eggs from happy chickens in a few months.


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