Lately Gary and I have been purchasing our milk from a local dairy. Town Farm Dairy produces certified organic milk. It is a small operation with room for about 35 cows. We are thinking of taking a trip there to visit the cows that provide us with our milk!
This is really the first step in what we hope will be a more conscious effort to eat locally. Over at holy trouble Molly posts frequently about her efforts at sustainable living through her garden. Recently Allen wrote about the local crop of fiddleheads in Maine. We aren't gardeners, and we don't have a crop of fiddleheads to pick on the side of the road, but we do want to be more conscientious about what we eat and where it comes from. Eating locally is healthier because the food you eat is fresher! It is also better for the environment because the food is not transported across the country.
So we will start by meeting our happy Connecticut cows. We will feast on Connecticut grown peaches. We will shop at farmer's markets. In doing so I hope we can honor God and the earth... and hope that Connecticut develops some delicious winter crops... I don't have many good recipes that involve snow!