A locavore is someone who eats food that has been grown within 100 miles of where they live. As the Accidental Locavore, Anne Maxfield shares her insights, tips and food adventures with you. It came about one summer when Anne stumbled into a wonderful world of freshly grown produce from farmers down the road. Knowing how to navigate local farm markets and being able to pick the best they have to offer is not something that comes easily to many. Here, we’ll show you how.
You’ll see how a working woman can cook for her family and friends using the best that nature has to offer in a simple and straightforward way. Discover our favorite recipes, and let us know how they worked for you. You’ll learn how to maneuver through the market, picking the best tomatoes, melons, squash and corn among others, no matter whether your market is a big box store, a farm stand, or a local greenmarket.
But it’s not only about produce. Join us as we explore the best of local foods, including meat and fish and stop for an occasional bacon taste test, because as you know, everything tastes better with bacon! Come and meet the farmers and other purveyors, as we explore artisanal producers of cheese, charcuterie and spirits. Get advice on where you can find the best and freshest in your locale and what to do with it once you bring it home!
Besides getting delicious recipes to cook with all that produce from your CSA, the Accidental Locavore will show you how easy it is to DIY. From your own mayonnaise to yogurt, granola and even bacon, anything made at home always tastes better! Plus, you’ll be surprised at how simple most of it is to make.