Sometimes the best way to kick off a new year is with a look back at where we've been, and so it is here.
Food Tank, the food think tank, has published some resolutions for 2014, and in the top five we find issues that have been part of our conversation in 2013. For example:
1. Meet your farmer. The connection between farmers and consumers is crucial. Frequenting a local farmers' market will get you there. For more information, read this entry from August 11, 2013, or visit Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.
2. Eat seasonal produce. Eating what's in season locally keeps your money in the local economy. Again, here's where the farmers' market comes in. This entry of November 10, 2013 includes information on where and when markets are taking place.
3. End food waste. Don't shy away from produce that's less than perfect; after all, at the farmers' market you know it's fresh. This conversation began late in 2012 (December 30) but continued on January 5, 2013.
4. Promote a healthy lifestyle. This entry of May 12, 2013. 'Nuff said.
5. Commit to resilience in agriculture. Local Loans for Local Foods is an organization concerned with this issue. In this post of July 28, 2013, learn about Carol Peppe Hewitt, who spoke at one of their gatherings in 2013. They will be meeting again on January 26, 2014 at the Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road in Montgomery, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.