Could you be a 'locavore'?

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14 years 7 months ago #75108 by maggies mum
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Mmmmmmmmmm mwahahahahah, I feel a cunning plan coming on!

I could move!!!!!

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14 years 7 months ago #75110 by kate
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Don't panic MM, there are a couple of vineyards just around Cambridge (one sells wine at the Cambridge Farmer's Market) and Te Kauwhata is also within 100kms :D Or you could move to the centre of Hawkes Bay...there are lots of market gardens there too...hmm...

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14 years 7 months ago #75116 by reggit
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We'll have wine just next door! :D

Vilagrads wine is very drinkable, we used to grab some at Home and Garden Show every year to get us through our shifts on stand on the cold late nights [}:)]

That is actually quite a large hunter/gatherer area, MM! [:I]

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14 years 7 months ago #75119 by hilldweller
Just drew my 100k circle and phew! Oamaru is right on the boundary, which I'm calling 'in' as I know there's a yummy bakery there :) Also, further west, somewhere called Fruitlands, which sounds promising, and to the East a large chunk of the South Pacific that I'm not really sure what I'll do with, not being much of a fan of seafood.

I'm still pondering this really but trying to delay a big supermarket shop until after Saturday's farmers' market.

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14 years 7 months ago #75152 by sod
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HD sea food would be good to barter with or let them use yours if they let you use their part.:) ;D

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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14 years 7 months ago #75159 by maggies mum
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Trying to go global on this lol!! ;)

I've asked the good people on a British forum, (where I originally saw the news article) to join us in our challenge. I think it would be great to make comparisons! Hopefully they will.

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14 years 7 months ago #75169 by Toni - Northland
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Hey MM, I don't smoke, so don't need the lecture ta.:D

I still want to know though, what about the smokes, (for those who do)[xx(]

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14 years 7 months ago #75180 by The Kats Place
there are tobacco seeds in the seed box[B)]
Or now would be a good time to stop;)

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Live your life in such a way that it will be easy for people to say nice things at your funeral [;)]

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14 years 7 months ago #75200 by hilldweller
So how strict are we being here? If the bread is made locally is that enough, or do we want the wheat etc to have been grown locally? Same question arises with lots of foods.

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14 years 7 months ago #75212 by sod
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hilldweller just thought of that as I ate my rolled oats and fruit.

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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14 years 7 months ago #75215 by reggit
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For staples that aren't grown in my area (wheat, rolled oats etc) I am at least trying to find a local or NZ processor eg porridge - Harraways in Dunedin for rolled oats. I have emailed them to ask where their ingredients come from but have had no reply...[:I]

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14 years 7 months ago #75222 by maggies mum
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I think we are going to be making things very difficult for ourselves if we look into every ingredient, but it certainly doesn't hurt to find out.

One thing is certain though, we are going to be a lot more conscious of what we are buying.

Talking to Barndweller about it the other night and he's decided we'll all end up starving to death!! He's a luv eh?? >;-(

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14 years 7 months ago #75228 by reggit
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I certainly don't think it hurts to email companies and ask where they get their ingredients - they may not reply, but it starts putting the issue on their radar!

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14 years 7 months ago #75229 by eelcat
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www.sustainweb.org/
Very interesting website. Found it while looking at dairy farming in China - massive industry but not good at all by our standards.

We are trying to minimise what we eat that we can't produce, but in the same way as we need to accept that the world will never be pollution free, we accept that there are some things we can't produce - flour, tea, coffee, sugar, cereals etc. At the moment we only have spinach/silverbeet, lettuce, zucchini, black currants, strawberries, and rhubarb we are still able to create meals that have these (not all at once[}:)]) as the main ingredient. This is a really interesting discussion topic, (as is the whole website, I've learnt so much in a short while).

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14 years 7 months ago #75230 by reggit
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You forgot amongst the list of essentials cocoa for chocolate making, eelcat! [:0][}:)]

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