While reading through some posts to a community food listserv, I ran across this list of resources simplifying the process of eating seasonally and getting you started in basic food preservation – to tide you over until Foxfire Fridays start up this spring.
So, dig in:
- Want to know what’s fresh in your area? Check out this interactive map from Epicurious.
- Want to recover the lost art of canning? Here’s some basic info along with a growing list of recipes.
- Want to explore other forms of food preservation (like drying or smoking)? Here’s info from the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
- Want to find a local farmer to buy from directly? Here’s a site that has a list of local organic farms.
- Want to start your own garden? Here’s a starter guide.
- Want to keep it organic? Check this out.
- One of the best ways to keep your food purchases local is to learn how to cook with what you have. Many websites have a search-by-ingredients feature. Allrecipes.com (which is one a few sites I visit for recipes) has such a feature here.
Original Source: The Revolutionary Table (aka living la vida local).