As the nutritional, environmental, and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods become increasingly apparent, Three Beans on a String is here to make the “Slow Food” or “locavore” movement you’re hearing so much about more accessible and more affordable.
What you’ll see here: advice for successful backyard or urban gardens; adventures at local farmers markets, pick-your-own farms, co-ops, vineyards, fish markets and butchers; lots of recipes and how-tos for cooking delicious food from scratch; reviews of local restaurants that source local ingredients and interviews with local chefs; and advice for entertaining with seasonal, locally available food and wine, all with a focus on affordability.
What you won’t see: absolute locavore perfection. I believe in taking simple steps toward a sustainable diet. It’s not easy to go from shopping at big box stores and paying rock bottom prices for fruit and vegetables shipped in from South America – available anytime, anywhere – to paying higher prices for more seasonable options. The goal to help make this transition easier. You’ll occasionally see recipes on this blog for vegetables that aren’t available in February, for example, and I’m okay with that. Decide what “local” means to you – from your county, your region, your state – make decisions that are right for your family.
I live in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, but this blog should apply to anyone, anywhere. Send questions and comments to email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you!