Local Food – the people who produce it, eat it, and sell it.
Not local in the sense of a neighborhood restaurant, but rather a neighborhood restaurant that serves produce from its rooftop garden. We are looking at food sources, the distance food travels and everything that goes with it.
The impetus for this site can be traced back to a conversation that I had in the Fall of 2004. A friend of mine, a St. Olaf graduate, described how the student body at his undergraduate alma mater put pressure on the administration to stop importing apples from Germany when southern Minnesota is home to many apple orchards.
What struck me most about our conversation was the school’s motivation for importing apples in the first place. Cost. It was strictly a financial move. I asked myself, how had it become more financially solvent to import apples from thousands of miles away – burning gallons of fossil fuels in the process – when apples were literally growing down the street?
So began the journey.
What I found along the way are people who love to talk about food, love to grow food and, of course, love to eat it.
As for me, I am Matthew P. Moll, a freelance journalist and consumer of deliciousness.
Feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Follow us on twitter @tasteoflocal
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