Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Welcome to the South Jersey Locavore Blog

I don't have time for another blog, but this one is just begging to be written. There is very little out there about locavorism in South Jersey. I can find a lot about North Jersey/NYC. I can find some about Philadelphia (which I consider inside my locavore perimeter). But not much about South Jersey.

So I'm going to start it.

Starting a blog about what is available to locavores in my region in the middle of January is a bit of a challenge. This would be so much easier in May when the farmers markets are about to open and everyone is beginning to plant a garden. Yet, I find myself compelled to start it now. Today.

My posting may be sporadic at first. But I hope to build this into a community where those concerned with where their food originates can come to find resources and conversation.

I am not a full fledged locavore. I call myself a locavore wannabe. I grow an organic garden and shop at the farmers markets when they are open. But I have a long way to go to be able to call myself a true locavore. I'm aspiring to buy a little more of my family's food from local sources this year than I did last year.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Janine said...

I think this is a great idea and I'm so glad you're doing it. I'll pass the word on.

BTW - Are you planning on expanding your garden this year? I need to research but was thinking of putting in berry bushes as some back yard shrubbery.

January 14, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hi Robin,
This is such a nice idea! I found you through Janine's blog. I love to frequent the farmer's markets and other good food find places around here. Good luck!

January 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Robin Shreeves said...

Wow - two comments already. I think it took a month for A Little Greener Every Day to get its first comment.

Janine - thanks for spreading the word. I am planning on expanding my garden. I would love to do some strawberries, but I'm concerned about the critters getting all the berries first so I think I'll just stick to vegetables and herbs.

One of the things I was thinking of was using a sunny spot in my front yard for my herbs. A lot of my herbs went unused last year because they just grew like crazy. I would take bouquets of basil to people's houses when I dropped my kids off to paly. I think if I put them in my front yard and let the neighbors know they are welcome to just come pick, it will be a good community builder. Then I can use the space the herbs were in last year to plant more vegetables.

Lisa - welcome. Thanks for heading over.

If you ever come upon any information that you think would fit with this blog, feel free to e-mail me.

January 14, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Adam Shake said...

Make that 3 comments so far. It's because you have garnered a following. You've got my full support.

Adam

January 14, 2009 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Robin Shreeves said...

Thanks Adam. I do appreciate it.

January 15, 2009 at 2:47 AM  

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