In the process of signing up for a local food co-op, we’ve been reading several local blogs about local food and green living.
Local Food Blog for Indianapolis – http://www.goinglocal-info.com/
Local Food Blog (not based in Indy) – http://www.eatlocalchallenge.com/
A Guide to Local Foods in Indianapolis – http://www.goinglocal-info.com/my_weblog/indiana_food_guide.html
Finding Local Food Markets in Indiana
Indianapolis Green Blogs
Local Green Email List – http://www.greenpieceindy.com
Local Green Magazine – http://www.indianalivinggreen.com/
We ended up signing up for Farm Fresh Delivery, which our friend Jen signed up for a while back. They’re a local farm that delivers a bin of their produce on a weekly or every-other-week basis, and you can add some other groceries like fresh baked bread, eggs, milk or yogurt from local farms if you want. I’m happy about this because I’m wanting to change my regular eating habits to focus more on fruits and and lean meats, with fewer processed foods and fewer starches and refined sugars. It’s also nice because we’re supporting local growers and our food won’t be traveling as far and burning lots of gas to reach us.
I picked up Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” the other day (with a gift card! I’m not violating my New Year’s resolution) and it outlines what many books I’ve read about eating cover – leaner meats, fish, more vegetables, whole grains, less processed foods and less sugar. That fits nicely with The Okinawa Diet and You: The Owner’s Manual, which I’ve read previously.