Live Well
January 2018

What Foodies Can Do About Climate Change

Okay, the holidays are over…..and we’ve made our resolutions for 2018. As much as I don’t like making resolutions, I decided to set a goal for myself and my family for the year ahead. It is to follow the Slow Food USA Pledge, which is the following:

To do my part to save the planet:

  • I pledge to eat local, eat in season, and support local farmers who practice sustainable agriculture.
  • I pledge to preserve biodiversity and natural resources where I can, and to care about the future of our food.
  • I pledge to minimize food and water waste in my kitchen and workplace.
  • I pledge to support Slow Food; encourage others to learn about good, clean and fair food; and raise my fork against climate change.

I urge you to sign the pledge! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Cook at home whenever you can.
  • Find out about your local farmers markets. If they don’t take place at a convenient day and time, find out about joining a CSA. The Union Square farmers market in NYC takes place several days a week, and there are great farmers markets in Greenwich and Westport.
  • There are more and more farm-to-home delivery services, find out about joining one of those. In the Greenwich, CT area there is Mike’s Organic and CT Farm Fresh Express.
  • Compost, compost, compost! Save all your food scraps and compost them. Even if you don’t have a vegetable garden, you can use them for your flowers or drop them off at a local compost center.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat and fish. And, when eating meat or fish, be conscious of where it’s coming from and how it was raised.

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Here are a few of my favorite articles for this month:

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I am looking forward to watching this documentary about poet and farmer Wendell Berry. Check out the trailer here: lookandseefilm.com

If you’re in need of a goal for the year ahead, why not make it eating at some of the 38 best restaurants in America. Check out the list here: www.eater.com/2017/11/8/16598768/best-restaurants-america-2017