In December ’09 I was asked to sit on the board of our local Food Action Coalition, and I agreed. I was excited then about the possibilities in helping local food get to local people, and I still am.
The FAC is something of a hub for what’s going on in our community regarding food. Now you all know me. I think if it’s worth doing well, it’s worth doing online! So part of what I wanted to accomplish was to create a website that would increase the exposure. So, they turned me loose. Here is the result.
There are definitely gaps in it yet, but it’s a happening place already–well, mostly on Facebook to be honest.
Why food action? As you heard me bemoan last week, I couldn’t come up with 100% local food for Earth Day, the first time I’ve given that thought a solid go. Working with food action is helping me realize how many things ‘could’ be grown here in our valley that aren’t. Or things ‘I’ could grow that I haven’t.
It’s nearly time to start planting gardens here. Time to make some changes. Time to get deeper into practicing what I preach. Time to start tweaking what we eat–not massively, but bit by bit.
Also time to celebrate that my daughter-in-law, Jen, has been hired to manage the local Farmers’ Market for the 2010 season. So excited that she and Joel, now done university, are moving back home. 🙂
What’s available where you live? If you google your town and ‘food security’ or ‘food action’, does anything come up? Can you buy local veggies, fruit, meat, or grains? Do you care?