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“Defending the earth means safeguarding biodiversity, the landscape and farming. Those who haven’t seen the importance of farming haven’t understood anything!”
Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Locavore in Winter

Last night I had the opportunity to dine with the kinds folks from Waxwing Farm, a new cooperative farm venture sowing its first seeds in 2008. Our dinner was a cozy and convivial gathering of people committed to growing and enjoying great local food in Northeast Ohio. With only minimal effort, our meal included delicious, homemade dishes made almost entirely from local ingredients. The meal reminded me, once again, how easy it can be to feed ourselves well and locally -- even in January, in Cleveland, Ohio. I'm posting last night's menu here so that it might inspire others to "localize" a few winter meals. I've provided links to local sources for each dish.

How do you eat local during the winter months? Email us and let us know so we can share your ideas here too!

An All-Ohio Menu for a Cold January Evening
Homemade meatloaf featuring locally raised, grass-fed beef
Macaroni and Cheese
Brussels Sprouts
Summer 2007 Sweet Corn -- sorry, this one requires advance planning!
Chambourcin from Debonne Winery

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