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Day 15 and Going Strong

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What’s this all about? Glad you asked! I took the word summer and kind of ripped it apart to build another term to represent a challenge I’m doing.

radish boatsOn June 1, 2015 I began a challenge to see if I could eat for 100 days, at least one item in at least one meal, sourced from within 100 miles of where I live. So the term is summer with the word MILE in it, for 2015. The 100 days officially ends on September 8, 2015 but hey.... who knows how long it will go for! (Yes, it could mean forever.)

As I write, I’m on day number 15 and still going strong. One pleasant side kick is that it’s brought out (so much more) the creativity in me: I’m whipping up original and new recipes almost every day. (Hmm.... can anybody see a cookbook, in the future?)

I’ve also included meetups of sorts to a community garden, berry patch, farm country, and farmer’s markets as a public incentive to get the people – “YOU PEOPLE” – out there to experience the um, experience.

Will you join me and others? All you have to do is begin somewhere. Today. Be mindful of where your food is coming from. Go to that stand at the market, and talk to the producer or farmer. (Are you that shy?) Visit your local community garden and (shock them by asking if you could) help weed, or dig some dirt. If you’re in the Edmonton area, come join us at a berry patch, and get some stains on those lily white hands of yours! If you’re on FB, join us here: 100-Day, 100-Mile Diet

If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #100daymile2015 when posting pictures. I would love to see them!

Enjoy the bounty of the season. I believe the best way is to get the freshest, tastiest, and therefore most nutritious food; and, that there’s nothing more enjoyable that having had a part in the process.

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