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The Locavore Way

The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food by Amy Cotler

Local eating has been in the news a lot the past few years, but how easy is it really? Easier than you'd think, and this book is chock full of ideas. It also outlines the many benefits, both personal and for the community and the world at large, of a locavore lifestyle. Looking for local food here in Canton? The Canton Farmers Market has fresh goods May through October and Calder Dairy delivers and is available along with other local goods at stores like Holiday Market. Are there other local options that you've discovered in Canton? Please share in the comments.


Tue, 2010-01-26 09:20
If you are interested in this, check out our Michivore program scheduled for April 21. Tom Bloomer, from, will be here to speak on this subject.
Anne Heidemann
Tue, 2010-01-26 16:12
Thanks for the suggestion about this program. I am definitely interested!
Tue, 2010-01-26 15:30
Also check out the book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" in our collection by best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, with contributions from her husband and oldest daughter. (The audiobook version is read by the author.) Although she didn't coin the term "locavore," she used the word extensively in describing her family's one-year "experiment" in eating almost completely from locally grown or produced sources. A great read, which at times, reads like her novels!
Tue, 2010-01-26 16:08
Here's a link to my blog about "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" if you want to check it out: /blog/food-and-cooking/are-you-locavore
Anne Heidemann
Tue, 2010-01-26 16:12
Thanks for the suggestion! I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle a couple years ago and it was actually the thing that inspired me to take up gardening (especially growing edibles). You can check out my fave five about it if you're interested: Food for Thought: Five Faves About What We Eat.
Anne Heidemann
Thu, 2010-01-28 13:46
A friend of mine just let me know about Hauk Farms, located right here in Canton. It appears that they may have shares left for their 2010 CSA.