Friday, August 3

What's for dinner in Phoenix in August...Eat Local!

Locovores. Have you heard the term? It's a movement that started in San Francisco. A group of people are trying to bring awareness to eating locally grown food. By eating local you're supporting the local economy, not heavily relying on big trucks to get your grub and it's healthier.

But I live in the desert. When I check out the local food wheel for San Francisco my mouth waters. What am I supposed to do in Arizona? Eat sand and wash it down with a cactus? (ok, maybe I'm being a little dramatic.)

So, I should just go the local farmer's market, right? Not so quick. Just as important as looking for local organically grown food, is to select food that grows with the least amount of environmental impact for our area.  For example, strawberries take a lot of water to grow, not the best idea in the desert.

I've got good news. Knowing more about what you eat, where it comes from and how to balance your grocery bag- just makes you smarter. I've compiled a list of what's in season in August in Phoenix. Use this as a guide to help you the next time you're at the store. 

Eat Local August AZ


Blogger Krista said...

Have you been to Pane Bianco before? Our favorite is the mozzarella, tomato, and basil: Then go next door to Lux and get a "Birthday Cake," which may not be local, but it's scrumptious!

12:20 PM  
Blogger PrissyCook said...

Is the infamous Krista Recycles? OMG! HI!

I haven't been to Lux, but I'm adding it to my "todo." Thanks for the tip.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Hi :) I should probably mention that the "birthday cake" is an iced coffee drink. Still, it's to die for. I may even love it more than the Gingerbread latte from Starbucks.

3:51 PM  

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