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Monday, August 15, 2011

Eating Local

When I first moved to the NYC metropolitan area, I didn't realize just how near the city is to farms. It doesn't take a super long drive (or train ride) to find your self in rural farm land similar to what you would find in other states.

I knew that New York State has a lot of agriculture going on- my folks come from upstate so I've seen the tractors and cows and corn rows.  But I was surprised but just how local your food can be when you're buying local in the metropolitan area.

We're headed further east on Long Island this weekend, and I am super excited to get my hands on the freshly picked corn you can find there. Oh, they've got a lot of other things- but corn is one of my "memories of awesome summers" foods. I might not want to see another cob after enjoying this season's harvest.

And I'm ok with that.


2 comments:

  1. oh, you can NEVER have too much corn on the cob! :) Little Bit is built mainly on fresh corn on the cob (with butter...which was something I didn't eat before I was preggers), fresh tomatoes, and baked potatoes... While hubby was in basic, I stayed with my parents, and it just happened to be summer and harvest time. :)
    GREAT TIMING!

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  2. Love love love corn on the cob. I don't even put anything on it. It's so good all on its own.

    Have fun!

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