Saturday, July 28, 2007

Getting ready . . .

We have always taken advantage of the Dane County Farmers' Market. Fresh, local food tastes better, requires fewer transportation costs, is grown with fewer to no chemical assistance, is not genetically modified and is grown by people we can meet and interact with and enjoy.

We first started talking about a 100 mile experiment after reading Plenty. The books noted in our sidebar had piqued our thoughts and got us wondering how radical could we be? An ordinary family of three, living in a very urban neighborhood.

We decided to try the experiment in August because of the abundance of local choices at that time of year. By May lots of local foods were starting to make their appearance, we started planning.