Think global – eat local

The Fife Diet was started by Mike and Karen Small, whose tireless efforts have inspired hundreds of people to eat more local produce. They developed a simple concept, called it The Fife Diet and started a revolution!

We are delighted to welcome Mike to our team of regular columnists.

Each month he will share a seasonal recipe to get you starting to “think globally and eat locally.”

Sometimes the world is too busy and our lives too frantic to reflect on what on earth we’re doing and why? Or, as Simone de Beauvoir put it: ‘We are what we repeatedly do.“

We’ve just had a glimpse of what a plane-free world would feel like: quieter, clearer, slower and vastly less polluting. But more than anything else the Icelandic volcano ‘crisis‘ was (and possibly still is) the perfect opportunity to change our dysfunctional food system.

Eyjafjallajökull (easier to write than say!) has gives us an opportunity to stop the madness of inter-continental trafficking of high carbon foods. Given the global climate crisis we need to rapidly (re)create sustainable local food systems and face up again to the challenges of climate chaos and global warming.

People worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for your local economy–buying directly from family farmers helps them stay in business.

This is a perfect invitation to grow your own and you need to get sowing right now. Tomatoes, pick and eat salads and edible flowers (like calendula and nasturtium) and herbs can be sown outdoors from now too.

For more ideas for what to sow right now go right here: FIFE DIET

The Fife Diet has just passed the 1000 member mark, but there’s room for more!
If you would like to join – and your are outside Fife you can join as a friend – go here:
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