Why bother? Local food systems support the local economy. Local food systems reduce dependence on highways, petroleum and anonymous food sources of unknown origin and quality.
There can be delicious local meals all year round. Today, while Ken's midday meal was getting cold, I snapped a few photos. The menu? Local lamb from our fiends Evan and Sarah with garlic and rosemary condiment of grated horseradish and cream),
roasted vegetables from our root cellar with herbs,
and sauteed red onions with Brussels sprout tops with tamari.
Traded locally milk and lamb;
Purchased from afar: Celtic sea salt, black pepper, tamari, olive oil for the roasted vegetables
The rest from our garden