I keep trying to put the cart before the horse.
I’ve been spending a lot of time working on this blog behind the scenes, and talking it up, without really explaining it in the context of itself. I was struggling over what I imagined would be my “first post” when I suddenly realized I wasn’t giving enough information as to why it would be my first post. It felt like there was something missing, and there was something missing. Something really big. A first post.
So, that’s what this is – my first post.
This blog is dedicated to local food and local farmers. Right now the options of what I can write have become this amorphous undulating blob in my head, spitting things out at random. However, my ultimate goal is to prove that local farming is an important part of any community. That we are capable of being sustained by local food with some adjustment of thinking and acting. And that it’s ultimately important that we do.
This is a food blog, an activism blog, and a personal blog. It honestly had the potential to be a lot of things, but I’m not sure I want to overwhelm myself with the whole list.
Mostly, I want to write about what I’m doing with local food, particularly how I’m cooking what’s in season and preparing for when they aren’t in season any more. Maybe you’ll enjoy it. Maybe you’ll want to cook the same thing. Hopefully it means you’ll want to buy from a local farm. Even if it doesn’t, I hope it will get you thinking.
May is when I start cooking. The month of April, however, is dedicated to the farmers and only the farmers. I want you to know who they are, what they do, and why we should care. At least once a week I’ll post about a farm local to the Seacoast, NH. I encourage you to read about these hardworking people and keep them in mind for the upcoming season.
Now that I’ve written this post, I can finally start dedicating some real brainpower to the farmers. Please keep reading, and eat local.