Localize Your Pantry

In my quest to eat as locally as possible, I’ve pretty much accomplished the fresh produce barrier. I’ve even gotten to the point where I buy only locally raised meat. But much of my pantry is still grown and packaged in a very not local way.

But I’m making progress, and step by step I’m crossing things off my weekly grocery store list. You totally can too!

Food Preservation / Make-Your-Own / Local Food Sourcing / Pick-Your-Own / Money Where Your Mouth Is

Food Preservation

On Canning, On Eating Locally, and On Why I Bother At All

Apple Cider Syrup
Awesome Raspberry Jam
Dilly Beans
Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles
Ginger Apple Chutney
Homemade Beef Jerky
Lemon Curd
Pumpkin Puree
Spiced Applesauce
Strawberry Jam, Part I: Pick-Your-Own
Strawberry Jam, Part II: Preserving
Strawberry Jam, Part III: Recipes & Results
Tomato Canning: Basic, Marinara, and Pizza Sauce


Best Ever Homemade French Fries
Blackberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
Breakfast Cups: A Love Story
Crispy Cheddar Crackers
DIY Greek Yogurt
Favorite Pizza Crust + Chicken Spinach Alfredo Pizza
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
Homemade Beef Jerky
Homemade Dried Pasta
Homemade Fajita Seasoning & Easy Chicken Fajitas
Homemade Mulling Spice Mix
Homemade Sugar Scrubs, Two Ways
Homemade Wonton Wrappers + Pork & Ginger Apple Potstickers
Honey & Almond Granola
Pumpkin Puree

Local Food Sourcing

To Market, To Market: Farmer’s Markets 101


30 (er, 65) Pounds of Apples
Strawberry Jam, Part I: Pick-Your-Own

Money Where Your Mouth Is

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  1. toasty redhead
    May 13, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    I agree 100%


  2. Mattie
    May 25, 2011 @ 12:09 am

    Hey everyone check out Food Inc. it’s all about the reasons it’s important to find out where you get your food from. I think it’s really great your doing local food and this blog/website! Anyways Food Inc is on Netflix so everyone check it out! :)


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