Way back in 2007 I had another blog, My Journey. It was the start of my whole foods journey.
That summer I came across a wonderful blog called Pocket Farm. Unfortunately Liz shut down her blog several years ago. But, the summer of 2007, she introduced me to One Local Summer.
OLS was a kind of link up before there were link ups, a challenge I guess would be more appropriate. The goal was to share pictures and details of one completely local meal each week during the summer.
It was during that summer that I started to realize the abundance of food available in my local community.
I thought it would be nice to bring back the One Local Summer Challenge – albeit a bit later in the summer. This week I am sharing our *almost* all local meal. I am using an onion, which is not local, although if I had thought ahead about doing an OLS meal, I could have picked up some onions at the farmers’ market.
If you would like to join in, please leave your link in the comments below. If you don’t have a blog, you can use a link to an instagram picture or a Facebook post. And you can think about linking up next week if you haven’t made an all local meal! It can be as simple as local eggs and sauteed greens with garlic scapes – yum! Actually that might be my next OLS meal now that I am thinking about it!
This week my meal is local pork chops with a fresh tomato salsa, sauteed kale and swiss chard, and mashed potatoes.
Local: pork chops and potatoes from indoor farmers’ market, tomatoes from local farm, jalapenos, kale, swiss chard from my garden, milk and butter also from local sources.
Not local: olive oil, onion, salt, pepper, cumin.
Overall I was very happy with this meal, and everyone enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see if any of you are making all local meals!