Living La Vida Locavore!

Locavore is a made up word –“ loca” from local “vore” from words like omnivore, carnivore – to eat.

So Locavore means – eating foods produced locally.

Local has been defined as within 100 miles / 160 kilometres

The 80/20 rule can apply – you are doing very well if 80% of your food is from local producers, and 20% from further afield.  This still lets you have coffee and chocolate!

Why?

Carbon and food miles

Barney Foran’s presentation showed that 25% of the 19 tonnes of carbon per average Australian came from FOOD.

The less miles your food has travelled, the less impact on the environment.

The LEAST travelling is from your own backyard or your Community Garden!


More information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_food
http://www.thelocavore.com.au/locavore/index.html

Do your own search on "100 mile diet"!

tomatoes

My trophy cabinet now sports a red sash from the Ballarat A & P Society Spring Show - second prize in the Organic Vegetable growing competition - in its inaugural year.

basket of vegies
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See and hear all about our Potluck dinner held on the 19th of September at the ABC Radio Site.

A "Potluck" dinner is one where you invite your friends to bring along something to share.  You don't know if you will get 10 desserts and 2 main meals, or the other way around!  No organisation allowed!

The Local Food group of BREAZE (Ballarat Renwable Energy And Zero Emissions) hold a Potluck on the 3rd Friday of each month. 

This one was the first "Locavore" potluck. so we attempted to source all of the ingredients of our food from within 160km (100 miles) of Ballarat.
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