First we became vegetarians. Tomorrow, we become vegetarian locavores. It's a little crazy, I know, to exclusively eat foods grown and produced within 100 miles. But, we live in California, the number one food producer in the United States. If we can't do it, geographically, then ain't nobody can do it.
Some of you are probably thinking: Who cares? And I get you. If you don't care what I have for lunch for the next 30 days, and I completely understand if you don't, have no fear: this is not going to turn into some hippie blog about growing your own produce from heirloom seeds or some crap. This place will just be business as usual.
For those of you who do care, I'm gonna chronicle everything I eat on Twitter @DavisLocavore. You can follow me there and get dailyish updates on what I am eating, what I am drinking, and when I am cheating (I hope not to cheat, but I promise to be honest).
The guidelines for the next month:
Locally produced: a substantial majority of the foods we will eat will be locally produced, that is, produced within approximately 100 miles of our home. I say approximately because I'm not going to calculate distance every time I eat a carrot stick. 100-ish works for me.
Local business: on the occasion that we meet up with friends, or are too busy to make dinner, we will eat only from locally owned and operated businesses.
Terrior: in very small amounts, we will eat foods famous for the region they are grown in (Brie cheese from Brie, France or Parmesan cheese from Parma, Italy).
Vegas: okay, so we're going to Vegas and, look, I'm not going to drag an ice chest of farm fresh pears to the next state. I'm going to eat at buffets. And lots of them. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right?
That's about it. I'm off to buy my last Coke for awhile.