Thanks to our friends, Tanya and Jason – we’ve had a beautiful bounty of fresh produce right in our backyard this year.
I love being able to pop outside my door to pluck a few fresh basil leaves, a fresh tomato or cucumber for dinner. Making efforts to eat food grown locally makes you a “locavore.” Webster’s just added the word, and nearly 100 others to the dictionary. Here’s the list – which includes other words like “staycation” and “frenemy”.
If you’d like to try to eat more food grown locally, here’s a list of local farmers from Slow Food Charlotte. I’ve also got a couple favorites, including Sammy Koenigsberg and Marianne Battistone. You can see Sammy every Saturday at the Matthews Farmer’s Market. Find Marianne here, and enjoy summer’s bounty!