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Food, Inc Giveaway

by Meghann on October 8, 2009

Is anyone else’s day moving at a snails pace? Is it Friday yet? Ughhh….

I was surprisingly shocked when my delicious and fiber filled breakfast did not hold me until lunch at all. Around 10:15 my tummy was growling – must have been the 6 miler. I managed to calm it down with a sample packet of Dried Plums courtesy of Mariani.


I was was at a loss on what to have for lunch today. I knew I had left over roasted butternut squash and more mushrooms then I knew what to do with, but nothing was jumping out at me. With little to no creativity peaking through, I went with a tried and true lunch that took no work at all.


I threw everything on a bed of spinach and called it a salad. 😉

  • Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Grilled Portobello
  • Raisins
  • Tomato
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Spinach


I didn’t think the salad had enough heft, so on the side I had a piece of toast slathered with hummus then topped with a piece of mozzarella cheese.



The Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses were giving me the evil eye in the fridge.


I showed them whose boss. 😉

Food Inc Giveaway…

In an effort to promote the upcoming release of Food, Inc on DVD on November 3rd, I’ve teamed up with Stonyfield to present one lucky Inner Workings… reader a Food, Inc. Inc Prize Pack. 


The prize pack will include the official Food, Inc Book as well as a handful of coupons for Oikos Yogurt.

Food, Inc is a wonderful documentary film about the great picture of the food industry and how it effects us all on a local and personal level. You can read my reviews here and here, as well as Derek’s candid review here.

To win the Food, Inc Prize pack you have until tomorrow morning at 8:00am to leave a comment stating a local product or food you’ve consumed this past week.

I will draw a random winner tomorrow morning in my breakfast post, stay tuned!

Food, Inc may not officially release until November 3rd, but you can pre-order your copy now at Amazon or save it to your Netflix queue. Trust me, its a must see!

1 Emily @ My Chubby Confessions October 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I normally don’t buy produce locally, I just get whatever is on sale but I was so thrilled when I got home the other night with a bag of apples that were not only on sale BUT LOCALLY GROWN! =]

Not that I can taste a difference, but it did make me smile pretty darn big!

2 Grace October 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I bought a few apples at my neighborhood farmers market last Saturday 🙂 I wish I did it more often…

3 Danielle October 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Actually just picked up a bag of apples and a gallon of apple cider all locally grown/produced.

4 Andrea October 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I bought a dozen cookies from a local organic bakery called Urban cookies. Delicious!

5 Katie October 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I just got the most amazing pumpkin butter made up in Sonoma, CA. Not only is it local but it is amazingly delicious!

6 Niki October 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm

local grown WASHINGTON apples!

7 heatherfeather October 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm

louisiana peaches!!! (they give georgia’s a run for their money…) 🙂

8 Brielly October 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Its the season for apple picking here in New England so I have had many an apple and apple baked good this week!!

9 Caitlin in MD October 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Locally grown apples 🙂 Also, homemade bread from a local bakery.

10 dishin October 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I bought fresh eggs and milk!

Nov 3rd is my bday so maybe I should win automatically? Kidding…

11 jocelyneatsfresh October 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm

this morning I had an apple from my farmers market! It was local! 🙂

12 Jen October 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

This week I had a salad with a ginormous tomato from my mom’s garden. One of the last of the season. *tear* But totally local!

13 Lanie October 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

i’ve been snacking on home-grown apples this week from the farmer’s market = ).

14 jentrinque October 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm

A neighbor gave us produce from their garden; this week I’ve eaten a teeny butternut squash, a tomato, and some green peppers grown right in the neighborhood!

15 Becca October 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I went apple picking with my family last weekend and have been munching on local apples all week! Yum!

16 MB October 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I just had some local strawberries this week

17 Carol October 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Fresh Corn from the farmstand

18 Marcie October 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Apples from our family apple picking trip!

19 Lucy October 8, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Definitely loving tomatoes right now, I feel fortunate to have a garden!

20 Eliza October 8, 2009 at 2:23 pm

mm local appleS:)

21 Bill October 8, 2009 at 2:23 pm

We are enjoying apple crisp and apple cake all week from our apple picking excursion last weekend, love the apples, such a healthy and local treat!!

22 JL October 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Wow, I’ve had a lot that’s local this week, peppers, corn and strawberries…and a pumpkin now that I think about!!!

23 Meg October 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Local Ontario apples (I’m Canadian) I have half of one every morning in my oatmeal.. I love eating local and am so excited about the DVD release of Food Inc. because it wasn’t shown near me!

24 Amanda October 8, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I had mix1 fiber drink which is awesome and made right here in Boulder!

25 Aimee October 8, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I belong to a CSA so every week I get a box of local goodies. Last night I had roasted beets, carrots and swwet potatoes (all local)!

26 audrey October 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

local apple cider last night from a farm near my house..warmed on the stove, soo good!

27 Ashley October 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Snails pace doesn’t even begin to descibe today! Double ughh!

I’ve been loving local honeycrisp apples and plums (I’m in Canada…we’re a bit behind)

28 Aimee October 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I belong to a CSA so every week I get a box of local goodies. Last night I had roasted beets, carrots and sweet potatoes (all local)!

29 Aimee October 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I belong to a CSA so last night for dinner I had local sweet potatoes, carrots and beets (all roasted in the oven) that came in my weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) share.

30 Ashlee October 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I live in MS, so who really knows where the produce is from, but I ate an apple yesterday that claimed it was from the South. At least my town has a farmer’s market, but not much of anything else 🙂

31 Julie October 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm

All sorts of local produce from an organic farm near my house – squashes, apples, beets, cabbage! Thanks!

32 Jasmine T October 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm

apples. believe it or not, WV has some fantastic apples.

33 kirsten October 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm

I have eaten apples that were grown locally. And bought a pumpkin locally for decoration until Halloween! Then I will consume it too…

34 Evan Thomas October 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Yesterday I bought Cumin Cheddar from a local creamery at our farmers’ market and it’s fantastic. I was really hoping to get their homemade kefir, but they forgot to load the new batch into the van that morning 🙁

35 tami October 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm

apples, eggs and corn from New Hampshire!

36 Sarah October 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Fresh eggs from our chickens!

37 Heather October 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Apples and Apple Cider – I love Food Inc!

38 Megan October 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I ate some super yummy apples from New Jersey and some eggplant and caulflower from upstate NY. Love the farmer’s market! My vingers are crossed for my first giveaway victory EVER!!

39 Leah October 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I had local cauliflower the other night and turned it into a fab indian dish!

40 Mellissa October 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I have been loving Honeycrisp apples, that were developed here in MN and a ton are grown here!

41 Allison R. October 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Madison has the best farmer’s market every Saturday. I get all my produce (except bananas there). Better for farmers, the environment, and tastes SO much better!

42 sarah October 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

eaaaasy! red peppers, eggplant and tomatoes all went into yesterday’s lunch wrap, all bought at the dupont circle farmer’s market here in dc. plus a local apple every day.

43 Kristen October 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I hope my backyard counts as local. I suppose it’s as local as you can get! 🙂

Just cooked probably my last batch of okra last night. I made the “okra fries” for the umpteenth time from your website, and they were fantastic as always!

44 Brandi October 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm

How cool! I still haven’t seen the movie, so I would LOVE to win this! It never opened around here.

I’ve been eating locally grown apples AND winter squash this week, all from our farmer’s market.

45 Sara October 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I purchased local bake goods at a charity bake sale today!

46 Amy October 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I just moved to Washington State 3 weeks ago from Las Vegas, Nevada and was surprised to see all the local produce here! Las Vegas being in the middle of the desert, obviously doesn’t grow much! To my delight, I’ve tasted some of the most delicious local apples here. My absolute favorite being Gala!

47 savoringsarah October 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I STILL haven’t seen Food, INC yet so I would LOVE to own it!

I am all about the local foods…cherry tomatoes, milk from a local dairy farmer, and freshly picked apples!

48 Deb October 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I purchased local sweet potatoes and honey!

49 Valerie October 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I got a local pumpkin this week and prepared it! I roasted the seeds and baked the inside, it was quite an experience!

50 caronae October 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I’m obsessed with the farmers market. This week I made an almost all local spaghetti! The sauce had local peppers, mushrooms, and grass-fed ground beef!

51 Jessica October 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I got tomatoes, squash, and pumpkins from our local farm! Love it!

52 Tay October 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Okay BRILLIANT idea to put the kisses in the fridge I’m going to do that right now!
But first…I’ve had plums from our local health food market which gets their fruit from local farms!

53 Amanda October 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I went apple picking of course! There may have been a hayride and some pimpkin picking too 🙂

54 Marianne October 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I have consumed many local products in the past week – the bread I buy is from a local, I’ve had squash from the farmer’s market, grapes from my uncle’s vines, and organic yogurt from local dairies out in the valley 🙂 I’m sure there’s probably more, but that’s all that comes to mind right now 🙂

55 fitforfree October 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I’ve been dying to see this movie! And have eaten quite a few local apples this week — I wait all year for them 🙂

56 Emily October 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Hey Meghann – I’m so psyched about this giveaway! Last weekend, Brian and I went to the farmer’s market in our town and bought local apples, butternut squash, bell peppers, and cheese. We’ve been eating like royalty! 🙂

57 Traci October 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

apples (of course) and mily from Hornstra Farms in Hingham, MA. Even love the great glass bottles it comes in. Supporting local is great

58 Traci October 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

oops meant to write milk not mily…sorry about that

59 Becci October 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I’ve been eating Michigan grown gala apples all week and also had a little apple/cherry hard cider from a local apple orchard!

60 Kate October 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Apples I picked myself last week at County Line Orchard in northwest Indiana!

61 Julie @savvyeats October 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I get almost all of my produce from the Farmer’s Market, so… acorn squash, carrots, green beans, spinach, apples, pears, raspberries, and tomorrow: a spaghetti squash!

62 Holly October 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I’m fortunate enough to have a market in town that specializes in local foods. Kind of like an indoor farmers market that’s open every day of the week.

This week we had fresh eggs, free range heritage chicken and pastured grass fed beef, all from nearby ranches and farms.
And I ate the beets out of my sister’s CSA box, also local.

Love it!

63 Carolyn October 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Local apples from the orchard! The absolute best this time of year!

64 MelissaNibbles October 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I buy all my produce at a local farm. So far this week I’ve consumed local apples, corn, cucumber, and eggplant. YUM!

I’d love to win Food Inc!

65 runRedrun October 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Living in the dairy state, any dairy (i.e. the cottage cheese I had for lunch) is local. I also went apple picking last weekend, so locally grown apples, yum.

66 Tammy Eros October 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Last weekend, at my local Farmer’s Market…I bought a local (HUMANE) bee keeper’s bee pollen and some fresh zucchini and sweet potatoes. I will be sad when the market takes a break due to cold winter weather!

67 Abbey October 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Locally grown apples – YUM!

68 Rachel October 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Local food? How about tomatoes from my parents’ garden. Now that is local….and so good.

69 Jess October 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

This past weekend I went apple picking at in orchard close by me and came back with 20 lbs of apples! Delicious.

70 adriana October 8, 2009 at 2:52 pm

local red delicious apples from walla walla, washington. yum!

71 Erin October 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

My family makes a weekly trip to the country to buy produce straight from the farm. My favorite part is going out into the fields to pick apples and broccoli ourselves. Yum yum!

72 Rachel October 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I had the most delicious Honeycrisp Apple yesterday. I may not love Michigan weather, but we sure do produce delicious apples!

73 dailygoods October 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

i’ve been going to the local market down the street and getting my fruit and veggies there. 🙂

74 Chocolate Shoestrings October 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I’m actually going to go see Food, Inc tonight, and I am so excited to see it.
Every week, I go to the local farmers market and stock up with a week’s worth of fresh fruits and veggies. This week I’ve had local cilantro, green and yellow zucchinis, grapes, and peppers, and some local almond butter. Yumo!

75 Mariya October 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

There’s a farmer’s market every Wednesday at my work and yesterday I bought a delicious locally grown white peach.

76 Kelly October 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I live in Maine, In the past week I have had, Maine grown potatoes, apples and of course LOBSTER 🙂

77 BethP October 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm

amazing local grapes from the farmer’s market, plus apples, corn, onions, and peppers.

78 inw October 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I love the farmers market & have picked up a pumpkin (my first time ever buying a whole one!) & lots of delicious apples

79 Holly October 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Hmm…I’ve been very happy to use up my sister’s squash from her garden! yum yum.

80 Jul October 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

local apples! 🙂

81 Brynne October 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Apples picked by me and my sorority sisters at a local orchard plus a free apple I snagged at our student health fair – grown locally and sold at the local food co-op!

82 Brittany October 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Local Michigan honeycrisp apples – the perfect fall fruit!

83 Kyle October 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Great giveaway! I try to eat as much local food as possible – but most recently I had roasted local butternut squash. I could eat it every day!

84 Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) October 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Food Inc is a truly amazing movie. I’m so thrilled you’re doing this giveaway! Best local thing I’ve had this week has to be NY apples…delicious!

85 Sarah October 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Local apples, local squash, local green beans, and local cheese!! And my own homegrown basil!

86 runnerskitchen October 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Last weekend I had a house-warming party at my new apartment and decorated with dried corn on the cob, pumpkins, and butternut squash from the farmer’s market. I plan to cook with them ASAP! You can even make popcorn out of the dried corn – just put a cob in a paper bag and microwave for 4 minutes.

87 Mary October 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Last weekend I visited the local farmers market and picked up apples, tomatoes and zucchini.

88 Ami October 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm

I had some lovely yellow heirloom tomatoes in my sandwich yesterday which one awesome friend brought over for me. It tasted so much better than grocery store tomatoes!

89 Sarah S October 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Minnesota grown honey crisp apples! Yum!

90 Stacey October 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I bought freshly baked honey oat bread at Whole Foods the other day. SO delicious and so much better than the pre-packaged stuff!

91 Clare October 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Last weekend I got some delicious, fresh, local California pomigranites! Yum, yum!

92 Morgan October 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I’ve had a ton of local NJ produce, and am having green and yellow zucchini with dinner tonight!

93 Erin October 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I’ve had local apples – in season, they’re the best!

94 Karla October 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I’ve had local apples that I picked at a U-Pick farm here in Central NY. I’ve also been looking into CSA shares for next season so I can eat more locally

95 sue October 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm

i’ve been eating local asian pears from a farm i live near.

96 jhocutt October 8, 2009 at 3:05 pm

local raw honey 🙂

97 Rae October 8, 2009 at 3:05 pm

mmmm….finger lakes wine…..hey, its made from grapes!! 😛

98 Amy C. October 8, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I’ve been eating apples that are locally grown. They’re so good this time of year!

99 Lindsay October 8, 2009 at 3:06 pm

locally made bread! does that count?

100 Sarah Q October 8, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Local apples and acorn squash. Yum!

101 Meg C. October 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

apples of course!

102 Gina G October 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

cabbage! hah =)

103 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I buy a ton of local stuff. I like local honey and raw goat milk cheese from a farm near Lexington.

104 Kristen October 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

This week I bought some delicious locally grown apples! Viva la fall!

105 Ada October 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I consumed some local butternut squash, which was absoultely fantastic. Thanks for the great giveaway:)

106 Lauren October 8, 2009 at 3:11 pm

I’ve had butternut squash soup (with butternut squashes from my parent’s garden) and apples from our local orchard.

107 Kristen @ October 8, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Local spinach and squash from Santa Cruz, CA. 🙂

108 Rosey Rebecca October 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm

I live by a bunch of orchids so I’ve had so many apples in the past few weeks! Plus I’m going apple picking on Saturday!! I also had a fresh made apple cider donut and a warm cup of apple cider at the local apple fest this past weekend (does that count!?)

I love Food Inc!

109 Valerie October 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I went and picked some apples at a local apple farm last weekend. While I was there I also purchased some of their homemade apple butter! So Good!!

110 busylittlelexi October 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Mississippi blueberries in a smoothie! Yummy. What a wonderful giveaway!

111 Jacqueline October 8, 2009 at 3:16 pm

California Grapes!
I have never tried Oikos Yogurt before so I hope I win!

112 Jaima October 8, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Food Inc. was a fantastic movie that inspired me to join my local CSA! First pick-up of locally grown produce is in November. I can’t wait. I had some local honey in my oatmeal this morning.

113 Jess October 8, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Local apples! Tis the sesaon!

114 Meg October 8, 2009 at 3:17 pm

locally grown apples! seems to be the trend! 🙂

115 Ariel October 8, 2009 at 3:18 pm

we get local produce every weekend at the farmers market. last sunday, we got the most amazing apples and peaches.

116 Bernadette October 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I have to say that my daily “Salsa” from our homegrown tomatoes and habanero chilis are as close to home as I can get!! I started worm composting this summer and I swear the compost from those worms has made our tomatoes and chilis take off… The California weather helps too I’m sure!

What a great give-away! Thanks Meghann!


117 Breanne October 8, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I had some local honey the other day in my tea and it was AWESOME!

118 Ashley October 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I have eaten numerous locally grown apples that I picked myself at an orchard near my home in NH. SO delicious! 🙂

119 Virginia October 8, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I always get locally grown squash! Yummm!

120 CATIEDIDIT October 8, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I bought my milk this week from a local farm. I’ve never even noticed it before in my neighborhood grocery store! I had to pay extra (glass bottle deposit), but it was worth it because I love to do more local things like that often!

121 Joanna October 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I actually went to a wedding in Maine this past weekend where the bride and groom ensured that ALL the food was local and organic. It was literally the most delicious and soul-nourishing food I’ve ever had at a wedding. My favorite was the pumpkin soup, although the pumpkin ravioli!

122 karla October 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm

what an amazing give-away!

there is a little restaurant/grocery store called “local harvest” near my house and most of what they serve comes from missouri or illinois (w/in 100 miles of the restaurant in st louis). today i had a salad made with local veggies!

123 Theresa October 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Local apples!

124 Danielle October 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I’ve eaten local apples every day this week. Mmmm.

125 Elizabeth October 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Locally grown pumpkin, butternut squash, eggplant, sprouts, peppers, and sunchokes from the farmer’s market! All of which have been wonderful 🙂 (And all of which come from farmers who really do grow their own food within 100 miles of here, not like some of the scammers we have at our markets who just resell.)

126 Lindsay @ bananaandchocolate October 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I’ve been eating lots of local apples this week.

127 fattiefatterton October 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Ooo, I so wanted to see this movie in the theater, but it didn’t happen.

This week I went to a local organic bakery called Sugar and had a delightful butterscotch cupcake 🙂

128 Maggie October 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I ate local apples this week! Picked them myself 🙂

129 Jesse October 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I’ve eaten not one, not two, but three Macoun apples grown at the local Golden Harvest Orchards in Upstate New York… my favorite time of the year is apple season!

130 lilveggiepatch October 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I went pumpkin picking on Saturday for my birthday and came home with fresh apple cider and apple butter.

131 Sarah R October 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Oh good! I was wondering when this would be coming out. My parents and in laws need to see this movie.

I had some cherry tomatoes from our plant in the back yard as well as and apple from a local orchard for lunch.

132 Dana October 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I’ve been eating apples and apple butter from a farm right near me. Yummy!

133 Jessica October 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I buy lettuce & greens from a local organic farmer who runs a small market here in Alabama. It’s amazing how much better it tastes when it doesn’t come out of a plastic bag or container!

134 Laura October 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm

This week I’ve had some locally made bread that was wonderful!

I never saw food inc but I really wanted to see it! Also, I just tried honey oikos yesterday for the first time and I loved it!

PS – I loved your scarf in the previous post! So cute!

135 cookingincambridge October 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Far too many farmer’s market melons!

136 Melissa G October 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm

I ate some local Colorado peaches this week. Probably the last of the season. So sad!

137 stephanie October 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I bought some fresh NY state apples from a food stand near my house. Definitely drool worthy. 😉

138 Lauren October 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm

we’re going to an orchard tomorrow to get locally grown apples and pumpkins and such :] I know it’s locally grown when I can pick it right off the tree! 😀

139 Caitie October 8, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Local MO honey! It’s so good, I’ve been baking with it all week (mmm cornbread)!

140 jenna h October 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm

local pumpkin butter! pumpkiny, sweet, and a tad spicy with a kick! love it!

141 Carrie H October 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I love this giveaway! I live in pretty rural Wyoming (well, a city for Wyoming standards, he he) and Food, Inc., didn’t come to my town all summer. I had to live vicariously thorough all of your reviews! I finally saw it a couple weeks ago on the UW campus. Anyway — the most recent local food item l’ve consumed was onion at lunch today that I grew in my own garden without any chemicals, even Miracle Grow, which my husband insisted I needed! Ha! I also got TONS of spinach that I am still working on!


142 Tracey @ tropicalhappiness October 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I buy local wherever I can. Local oranges and OJ this week. Local fish too!

143 Tracey @ tropicalhappiness October 8, 2009 at 3:47 pm

PS- is the book the same as the movie? I’ve been a little scared to see the movies to due the scenes about the slaughterhouses and the caged farm animals (like chickens). I am aware that it happens, but I’m not sure that my heart could handle seeing it… the book might be just right for me!

144 Christine October 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I just had some locally grown green beans. They were rad.

145 Steph October 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I’ve been eating a lot of local beets this past week or two…I love them and would love to win your prize! 🙂

146 NMD October 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm

apples and butternut squash from Wright’s farm, about an hour away from New York City (where I live)

147 Riss October 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm

My kitchen is not complete without local honey! I finally had to stop buying it because there was no way I could possibly eat all! I’m always looking for new things to eat it with… my next cooking venture is a Butternut Squash-Apple-Honey Bake! I’m sure Winnie the Pooh would be very proud of me.

148 Shannon October 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I just ran by the produce store here in my little city and spotted & purchased some local organic Florida oranges. Oranges aren’t my favorite fruit, I truthfully just wanted to support locally grown organic produce.

149 ohsnapitsMegan October 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm

My best friend’s family has a farm just a few miles down the road from me. Each season I have fresh melon, beans, grapes, tomatoes, corn and an assembly of other veggies. Also, they raise and butcher chickens and cows (very humanly) so I occasionally have home grown beef and chicken. I also haven’t bought eggs from the store in over two years and they even have a bee hive. They are crazy, and wonderful. I feel really privileged to have such an example in my life like this family. They are very against the practices of mainstream farms and markets and what they can’t grow/raise themselves they buy locally or organic. I have learned so much from them about supporting local farms/growers and have been really encouraged to grow my own food, which I will get to do in my new backyard!!!

150 Andrea October 8, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I have tons of local apples that I picked at the orchard that I have been munching my way through!

151 Stephanie October 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm

fresh green peppers from my patio! YUM!! 🙂

152 Tracy October 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm

What a great thing to do as a giveaway, I live in Londonderry, NH not too far from “Stonyfield” and there products are amazing and very very yummy! Your website is great! Keep up the terrific work!

Take Care 🙂

153 Jessica October 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I got quite the haul of local apples when I went apple picking in Western MA 3 weeks ago and they are still crisp and delicious!

154 Jessica October 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm

If I can, I always purchase locally. This week, i bought some delicious apples and fresh locally grown squash. YUM!

155 Amandamoo October 8, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Spaghetti squash… my favorite fall find from my local Colorado farmer!! love it!

156 AnAppleADay October 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

apples and wonderful red leaf lettuce for salads~

157 Holly October 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

I’ve eaten several local products in the last week, including acorn squash and apples. I love that my Harris Teeter includes a “grown locally” section that features foods from under a 100 miles away!

158 Stacie October 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil from Mr. Murray up the road! He has a big garden and sells his fresh produce on the honor system (take what you want and leave the $$). Amazing and wonderful to see that in the SF Bay Area!

159 rhodeygirltests October 8, 2009 at 4:10 pm

When I was in Chicago this weekend we had an entire meal basically made with the goods from Green City market- including the most AMAZING yellow cherry tomatoes that we roasted simply with garlic, salt, and olive oil. YUM.

160 Nicci@NiftyEats October 8, 2009 at 4:12 pm

ealier this week, I used the rest of my fresh cilantro I picked up at the Farmers Market in town. I added it to my pasta.

161 Kyo October 8, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Locally grown corn! 🙂

162 Gloria October 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm

YES today is going by ridiculously slow!

My neighbor brought over some starfruit from her tree and I’ve been snacking on them all week! The coffee I drink everyday is locally produced too. I can’t wait to hit the farmer’s markets when they start next weekend. I didn’t get to see Food Inc. when it was in theaters and would love the opportunity to!

163 Hallie October 8, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Awesome giveaway! Well I just ate a Kashi bar and they are based out of San diego, does that count 😉 actually though I belong to a CSA so most of my fruits and veggies are locally grown, organic, and YUMMY to boot! Yay local foods.

164 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale October 8, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I’ve had some lake country Michigan (which is just an hours drive from Chicago, where I live) apples for lunch every day this week!

165 Rebeca October 8, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Fresh basil! I made some kickin pesto!

166 Rita October 8, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Colorado Palisade peaches! They are the best, too bad the season is almost over 🙁

167 Jean October 8, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I had local tomato!
Awesome give-away!

168 Danielle J October 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I get about 80% of my product from the farmer’s market around my corner (love manhattan!). Had a delicious eggplant from a local farm this afternoon 🙂

169 Elysha October 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm

One of my favorite things about living in New England is picking organic apples straight from the tree! 🙂

170 Missy (Missy Maintains) October 8, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I bought local apples! Delicious!

171 Ciely October 8, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Got an edible pumpkin
at the farmers market
from a girl with a pierced lip.

172 melruns October 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Locally grown honey crisp apples bought at the farmer’s market in NYC. yeyaa.

173 krittie October 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I just bought a local Pumpkin Butter, except this one is called Pumpkin Pie Butter. I got it from Sammi Rae’s Homemade LLC in Egg Harbor Wi. SOOOO GOOD!!! 🙂

174 Amy ( October 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I picked some apples from an orchard and ate them- and baked a crisp too- yum!

175 Johanna B October 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I have been drinking skim milk from Iwig Dairy just outside Topeka. They do not use antibiotics or hormones on their animals. They use glass bottles which are returned and recycled. AND their milk is delicious.

176 Amber@theminimalistdiaries October 8, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Last weekend I stopped by the Farmers Market and picked up some apple cider Vvnegar – unpasteurized and made with local apples. I have some serious sinus problems and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar drains them right away!

177 Stephanie (Surviving Chicago) October 8, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I found a grocery that carries cheap and local produce…I stocked up on .49/lb apples!!

178 Kwan October 8, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I just had roasted brussel sprouts from a stalk of brussel sprouts that I got at the farmer’s market on Sunday. So yummy! My new favorite veg!

179 hemp jogger October 8, 2009 at 4:45 pm

had some apple pie jam, made by my aunt. ..from her apples in the yard. its soo sweet, and soo worth it!

180 Kristin October 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I’ve had tomatoes, plums, carrots, lettuce, and lamb chops! Everything tastes better when it’s grown organically on a farm nearby!!!

181 Lisa October 8, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Tomatoes from my mom’s tomato plant in her backyard 🙂 Can’t get much more local than that!

182 anutritionisteats October 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm

I loved this movie!
I just got some apples, peppers and onions from the farmer’s market!

183 marge October 8, 2009 at 4:58 pm

so many local things!

I ate tomatoes and garlic from my mother’s yard and eggs from my aunts farm who live 30 miles away. I made a salad that included these as well as parseley and peppers from my cousin’s yard, who lives a few blocks from me.

I also drank wine last night from a Long Island producer. (I live in New York City.)

184 ellie October 8, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I am on vacation right now and loving the locally grown apples 😀

185 Anne P October 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I bought local apples at the grocery store 🙂

186 Matt October 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I bought some local sweet potatoes the other day. I am having one for dinner tonight!

187 Jenny October 8, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Apple jam made in massachusetts! YAY!

188 Kate October 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm

My coworkers have been bringing in their own grown tomatoes lately, delicious!!

189 Angela Raiford October 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm


190 Elizabeth October 8, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I just made a huge batch of salsa using tomatoes and peppers as local as it gets… From my garden. I’m still working my way through a pile of zucchini and yellow squash too.

191 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now October 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I always buy local honey to use in recipes and it tastes DELICIOUS!

192 Carly October 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Eggs from our next door neighbors’ chickens!

193 Elizabeth October 8, 2009 at 5:19 pm

I just thawed out a loaf of homemade zucchini bread made with zucchini fresh from the farm of a friend.

But my FAVORITE local food is Krema Peanut Butter with its simple ingredient list of – peanuts. Its made in Dublin, Ohio (near Columbus). I moved two hours away last summer and they sell it where I live too!

194 Michaela October 8, 2009 at 5:20 pm

apples from a local orchard!

195 Kristi October 8, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I love apples from apple picking!

196 Lindsey512 October 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Lots of stuff! I do a CSA program. Apples, pears, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, beets, lettuce and red bell peppers are all locally grown things that have been consumed by me this week.

Thanks for doing the giveaway!

197 Katie October 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I get all of my produce either local or organic through a service that delivers it to my door.

198 Katherine October 8, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I have been snacking on apples that I picked from an orchard 25 miles from my house all week. Local and hand picked!

199 courtlove111 October 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I bought a locally grown pumpkin!

PS I adore dried plums…such a great filling snack!

Adventures in Tri-ing

200 kk October 8, 2009 at 5:38 pm

local butternut squash!

201 Annie October 8, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I’ve been eating a variety of locally grown fruits I purchased this past week!

202 Danielle October 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I try to buy almost all of my produce from the farmer’s market 🙂 On my last trip, I picked up homemade pumpkin butter! Ingredients: Pumpkin and natural sugar. Yum!

203 lowandbhold October 8, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I had some tomatoes from a friend’s garden. They were the last of the season!

204 greenbean October 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

local long beans!

205 Molly October 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm

apples from the farmers’ market – soo good.

206 Dani October 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I ate pesto, made from the basil in my garden!

207 Jen O October 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I live in Wisconsin so all of our dairy products are local, so I’m going to say cow’s milk and string cheese. By the way, I love your scarf in the last post! You look really cute!

208 Leanne October 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

apples and peaches

209 lisalecuyer4 October 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Apples and apple butter!!! Yum!

210 foodcents October 8, 2009 at 6:00 pm

there is a great local dairy company (Horizon Organic), whose cottage cheese is the only kind I will buy.

211 Erin October 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Local apples to make delicious apple crisp. Love fall in New England : )

212 Amanda October 8, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Eggplant from Silverbrook Farm in Dartmouth, MA

213 Katie R October 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I’ve consumed apples and grapes, purchased from my local farmer’s market.

214 Erin October 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Great giveaway! I loved Food, Inc.

I ate peppers in my wrap sandwiches this week and made broccoli soup with local produce from my Saturday farmer’s market. I love me some farmers 😉

215 Karissa October 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Houston doesn’t have the Fall produce I loved in the Midwest, but I am going to the farmer’s market on Sunday. I love Texas avocados.

216 Amanda October 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Local apples!

217 bbryn October 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm

I’ve had strawberries & apples.

218 Amanda October 8, 2009 at 6:21 pm

I tried apples from a local orchard… and I keep meaning to go try more from the farmer’s market.

219 Laura October 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Wow lots of entries so far… A local food that I’ve enjoyed this past week was an apple, harvested just 20 miles from where I live. Gotta love apple season!

220 Amy October 8, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I would love to see the DVD. The movie didn’t play here in Okinawa so DVD will be the way to go. 🙂

221 elana October 8, 2009 at 6:33 pm

My husband & I have made a huge effort lately to only buy local (and thus in-season) foods. We get a lot of meal ideas (even if we don’t use the actual recipes) from some of the cookbooks we have that arrange recipes seasonally (love that!!) so we usually have a semi-plan when we go to the utterly fantastic local produce market, though what we ultimately buy obviously depends on what’s there & looks good. So (waaay long response to your simple question), a ton of the food we ate was local! But my favorite fall food, which I’ve been having on an all too consistent basis, is butternut squash. Roasted in the oven, tossed with chickpeas and a tahini sauce is my favorite. Uhm.. I think I’m hungry… shoot.

222 Ilene October 8, 2009 at 6:34 pm

I had yummy local apples! I forgot which kind =/

223 cait October 8, 2009 at 6:34 pm

I enjoyed a delicious ‘sweetango’ apple from a farm down the road from me…it’s a new hybrid apple made of honey crisp+zestar varieties. it was realllly good, 🙂

224 Brianne October 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm

My neighbors pomegranate tree is in overtime mode and she dropped a few by last night! It doesn’t get more local then your neighbors front yard!

225 Abby October 8, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I enjoyed spaghetti squash from the farmers market this week for din AND a vegan thumbprint cookie from our local co-op! 🙂

226 Heather O'donnell October 8, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Almost everything I’ve eaten in the last few days has been local. Tonight we had roasted onions, peppers and potatoes from my mom’s garden. Also, in the slow cooker for tomorrow night, I have potatoes, peppers, onions, carrots and some squash that is becoming a wonderful soup. On my run last night, I snagged an apple off my neighbor’s tree. Yummy! I really hope to win this one.

227 kristin October 8, 2009 at 6:38 pm

we have this local zucchini that is out of this world – i think have eaten 4 zucchinis this week!

228 Lindsey October 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I went to the local Farmers Market this morning and purchased local bread, potatoes, apples and green beans!

229 Marie October 8, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Massachusetts’ apples picked four days ago 🙂

230 The Healthy Hostess October 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Local Ohio apples are the best!

231 jennax12 October 8, 2009 at 6:52 pm

I just bought some yummy delicious apples at a local farm 🙂
i love your salad where you just throw everything together!

232 Casey October 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Its soo hard to eat locally on a college campus(especially without a car!), but I manage to find some local peaches and pears hiding in the corner of a dining hall. Great find

233 mel October 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

I am currently eating apple jelly made my by husbands grandma with her home grown apples…mmm. So yum!

234 Donna October 8, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Mmmm… pumpkin hershey kisses sound so good! I bought the candy corn flavor today… not so good unfortunately.

Can’t wait to see Food Inc. since I never made it to the theater for it!

235 j October 8, 2009 at 7:13 pm

fresh, local, organic butternut squash baked in apple cider stuffed with sage-roasted local, organic apples and onions…omg

236 Justy2003 October 8, 2009 at 7:17 pm

You’ll be proud…I just tried okra for the first time yesterday! And it was local, grown in Texas okra! After seeing it on yours & Kath’s blog a number of times, I decided to take the plunge and try it. It was tasty and I’ll definitely be buying more!

237 ksquared22 October 8, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Food inc didnt come to my small town theater! BOO!
I bought apples and zucchini that was locally grown I also plan on picking a pumpkin this weekend too!
Those kisses look like something i need to try! I have a bag of the “candy corn” version of Hershey kisses, their so/so but i keep winning!

238 ksquared22 October 8, 2009 at 7:20 pm

opps not winning but eating them!

239 Abbe October 8, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I went apple picking last Sunday and have been enjoying all my local choices since then!

240 runningmind October 8, 2009 at 7:22 pm

APPLES!!!! Amazing how fresh and crisp they are.

241 Susie October 8, 2009 at 7:24 pm

I had some Coconut Bliss ice cream made here in Oregon! Mmmmm Ice cream 🙂

242 Brooke October 8, 2009 at 7:25 pm

red delicious pennsylvania apples!!!!!

243 Ashley October 8, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I bought local broccoli and sweet potatoes this week!

244 Emily October 8, 2009 at 7:26 pm

My buffalo sauce comes from Anchor Bar (the inventors of buffalo wings), which is right next door!

245 Cathy October 8, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I have to give major props to University of Buffalo for bringing a farmer’s market to campus every Wednesday. During my class on a 15 minute break I walked out and was able to buy local broccoli, green beans, tomatoes and red peppers. I’ve been snacking on the green beens constantly and had the red peppers on a sandwich for lunch yesterday!

246 Janelle October 8, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Ooh boy, it is harvest time so it has been a week of local produce – tomatoes, raspberries, plums, all types of peppers, apples, sweet potatoes, blue and red potatoes, brussel sprouts from my garden, even salsa made entirely from ingredients from a friend’s garden!

247 Amy October 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Gala apples from Bucks County, PA!

248 Karen October 8, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Grape tomatoes from our garden, beefsteak tomatoes, plus Okanagan grapes and hmm… I want to say spinach and apples but truthfully I don’t remember where they’re from. Oops.

249 Jill October 8, 2009 at 7:44 pm

I purchased local apples! SO good this time of year! 🙂

250 Rachel October 8, 2009 at 7:48 pm

oh! I went to the farmer’s market last weekend 🙂 tons of local produce including apples, carrots, tomatoes, kale, and strawberries!

251 Karoline October 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Honeycrisp apples! From an orchard in NY, purchased in NYC’s Union Square farmer’s market.

252 loveprevails October 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm

this week I had local butternut squash for 69 cents!! Its a deal for prices around the northeast area! I LOVE Bnut and it’s the perfect season and the farmers are doing a great job if I do say so myself :0)

253 Jeri October 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I picked up some great local produce at the farmers market last weekend!

254 Rachel October 8, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Local apples! They’re so fresh, crunchy and juicey!

255 mayapamela October 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm

POI! It’s a local Hawaiian food made out of taro. Definitely an acquired taste, but it goes really well with some poke (raw fish) or lomi lomi salmon (a salsa like food with tomatoes and raw salmon).

256 Lauren October 8, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I’ve been eating apples from a local orachard all week. They really do taste better, I swear by it! 🙂

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

257 Kathryrn October 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm

I belong to a CSA (community supported agriculture) and receive a box of produce every week, so nearly ALL my vegetables that I’ve consumed this week have been grown locally (and organically!)

258 katie s October 8, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I just ate a deeeelicious apple I picked last weekend at a local farm…yummy!!!

259 ashley October 8, 2009 at 8:13 pm

locally grown HONEYCRISP!

260 Shannon October 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Local apples that I picked on sunday!!! YUM 🙂

261 melissa October 8, 2009 at 8:16 pm

locally grown ny state apples of all kinds!

262 marie October 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm

I ate banana peppers from my back yard!

263 MarathonVal October 8, 2009 at 8:26 pm

As part of my CSA’s fresh picks box (which is like a grab bag of whatever-is-fresh-that-week) and is all local and organic, I just tried celery root – so good! I prepared it with my potatoes and sweet potatoes and it was lovely!

264 Lori Z. October 8, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Local butternut squash and zucchini.

265 Erica October 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

local apples!!!!!! I want to win this so bad- I didn’t get to see the movie because it was never playing near my house 🙁

266 Elliott October 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I had a glorious apple from Julian, CA!

267 Angie (Losing It and Loving It) October 8, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Your lunch looks good! That is my kind of lunch for sure.

As for local product I consumed this week, it was a peach I had bought from the Farmer’s Market. It was so juicy, yum!

268 Jenny October 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Handmade soap from my local farmer’s market!

269 chocolate pickle October 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I had a perfect apple from the local farm stand:)

270 Elisa October 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm

We went apple picking last Sunday, I also am in a local CSA.

271 megzzwinsatlife October 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm

I purchased some local veggies over the weekend when I was getting my local pumpkin 🙂

272 caryn October 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

apples, spinach, green beans, and carrots from the farmers market 🙂 Thanks for the fun blog!

273 JW October 8, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Apples from the farmers market!

274 Becca H October 8, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I just made dinner that had local Apples and Brussel Sprouts. It was the best meal I have had in a long time.

275 kate October 8, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I just went apple and pumpkin picking at a local farm and I’ve been trying all kinds of recipes with both…

276 thehotdogbattle October 8, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I had pumpkin pie from a local farm called Huber’s Orchard and Winery, yum!

277 Jessica Joy October 8, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Mmm…I am grilling a locally grown (giant) zucchini (i live in prescott az) tonight for part of my dinner! I cut it up at lunch time and started some marinating in balsamic vineger and some with a bit of olive oil… yum yum! Wish I could attach a photo of this thing…It is at least 2.5 lbs!

278 Ivanna October 8, 2009 at 8:59 pm

I bought some apples at the local farmer’s market–honeycrisps!

279 risrocksout October 8, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I am a total prune lover – which my friends think is hilarious haha

… this week I’ve been eating tons of apples from the orchard by my mom’s house!

280 Errign October 8, 2009 at 9:01 pm


281 Kerrie October 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm

my local food I’ve been consuming all week are the blueberries I picked in July that I froze for when they were out of season.

Oh, and does the pumpkin ice cream that a little place down the street makes count?? 🙂

282 Taylor Kaderabek October 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Berkeley Farms vanilla yogurt! So good and it’s actually made in the city I live :)!

283 Amy October 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

A hermit from a local bakery-yum!

284 Britt October 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm

My dinner tonight involved veggies from my local CSA! Also enjoyed some apples earlier this week from my friend’s house, less than a mile away!

285 Laura E October 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm

I just finished off my huge zucchini that I got from my Farmer’s Market last Saturday! It will be over in a couple weeks and I’m very sad–it went so fast 🙁
Thanks for the opportunity!

286 Lea October 8, 2009 at 9:23 pm

i ate some local bread.

287 Chrissy October 8, 2009 at 9:23 pm

local eggplant! It was delicious roasted with some tomatoes and red onions, drizzled with a bit of evoo and Balsamic Vinegar!

288 Kate October 8, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I had local apples this week to celebrate fall this week! They were crisp, sweet and deliciously juicy! Yumm-o!

289 Melinda H. October 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Here in Cleveland we have the West Side Market which I totally love! They have all kinds of local providers who I buy from… but my favorite is the organic bakery! Sooooo good! 🙂


290 Julia October 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I’ve been eating yummy local organic California grapes all week! Also on Sunday, my parents and I ate at a restaurant that uses all local products from within about 250 miles (except seafood) and serves only California wineI love living so close to wine country and in a region where produce is available year round!

291 Laura October 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I went to the local farmers market this past Monday and stocked up on veggies and fruit for the week!

292 Beth October 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I have been loving the local apples lately!

293 Rika October 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I bought so much produce at the local farmer’s market! Including your favorite honey crisp! they were organic and the same price as any other apple, score! 😀

294 Erin in Maryland October 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm

We picked apples last weekend, and shopped at the farmer’s market. When I buy meat, it’s only there! They do antibiotic/hormone free, free range chicken, so I don’t feel *as* guilty about it.
I love the orchard, too!

295 Kayla October 8, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Just made a tomato sauce with incredibly locally grown tomatoes…. my inlaws grew them! Other than that probably the local peppers in the salsa I recently made.

296 Lindsay October 8, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I bought some apples at my local farmer’s market a few days ago and enjoyed a delicious one today!! My market is super tiny but still has lots of goodies. 🙂

297 Karen October 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I had locally grown string beans this week. MMMMM my favorite veggie! 🙂

298 Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?) October 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm

One of my students brought me boiled peanuts right from his farm! So good!

299 Eleanor October 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I’ve been eating so many local Honeycrisp apples recently! so delicious.

300 Sara October 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Some basil from my mom’s plants!

301 kirsten October 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

apples that I picked from an orchard on Sunday, i’ve been eating like 3 a day, hah.

302 Annie October 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm

I actually ate stoneyfield yogurt for lunch today, and local apples and veggies. The Best!

303 Julianne October 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I had some green beans and green peppers today that were grown in my Grandma’s garden. So delish!

304 Naners October 8, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Am VERY curious to see Food INC…ate local sweet potatoes and honeycrisp apples this week (my favorites!)

305 Lizzy October 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm

my favorite….FARMERS Market carrots! they taste AMAZING, and i swear on these little guys, they are so sweet!

306 Jess October 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I ate some local apples from an orchard not far from my house, they were soo sweet and crunchy!

307 Rachel S October 8, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Local sweet fave fall food!

308 TanyaS October 8, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I was just at my local meat shop on Saturday and ordered 65 lbs of local beef/pork/chicken. While I was there I grabbed some farm eggs & local potatoes & onions.

I’ve only bought meat from this shop since seeing Food Inc this summer. It truly changed my eating forever.

309 hopefulrunner October 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I’ve been eating tomatoes that my clients brought me from their garden. Delicious!

310 Meg October 8, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Local apples! Also, Whole Foods here is selling local pumpkins and although I haven’t eaten it yet – I still bought one for decor and to carve & eat the seeds soon 😉

Happy Thursday!

311 Megan October 8, 2009 at 11:14 pm

I’m currently enjoying a 5 lb bag of honey crisp apples from a local orchard. You’re right…they’re the best!!!

312 Tiffany October 8, 2009 at 11:17 pm

I went apple picking last weekend and got pounds and pounds of the different varieties of apples that I am enjoying very much now. 🙂

313 danica October 8, 2009 at 11:18 pm

local brussel sprouts from the farmer’s market! I love that it is brussel sprout season =)

314 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 8, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I enjoyed this movie a lot–I would love to read the book! I ate at a cafe on on campus that uses local and organic ingredients!!

315 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 9, 2009 at 12:14 am

I had some local avocados!!! I’m from California.

316 chasingthenow October 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

I think almost all of the produce J and I buy at the market is local. It tastes so great and fresh. Yum.

317 Becky October 9, 2009 at 1:08 am

Produce! Apples, tomatoes,and pears. YUM!

318 Brooke October 9, 2009 at 1:23 am

just had some local gala applesss! so goooooood.

319 Theresa October 9, 2009 at 1:26 am

Delicious porridge made from corn ground on-site at Nora Mills in Helen, GA.

320 Diana October 9, 2009 at 1:32 am

I buy local avocados! When I was in Washington, I’d always buy local apples, but no more…

321 Karen October 9, 2009 at 3:19 am

Kabucha (Japanese Squash). Makes great soup!!!

322 Karen October 9, 2009 at 3:20 am

Oops. Kabocha

323 April October 9, 2009 at 5:28 am

I bought some bread from a local bakery in Omaha, Rotella’s AND some apples from a local orchard.

324 Paige October 9, 2009 at 7:05 am

I’ve been eating some DELICIOUS plain yogurt from a biodynamic farm in NY:

It’s wonderful!

325 Kay October 9, 2009 at 8:54 am

apple from new jersy apple picking

326 Renee October 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

Local squash here in Alabama!!

327 molly October 9, 2009 at 10:53 am

i had local peaches!

328 Kimberly Lee October 9, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I have had several local products this week….including local blueberries (grown on our farm and frozen earlier this summer), peas, and corn.

329 monica October 9, 2009 at 8:48 pm

They had local zoocks at Jewel! I was shocked and bought a load:)

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