Personally, I don’t make them. Just the word diet makes me reach for a cookie. At least for me, resolutions seem a recipe for failure.
how can you say no to this?
I think of this after running into our neighbors at the Acres Co-op Market this weekend. I was clutching my Dutch Desserts raspberry tart and my neighbor told me she’s not doing that sort of thing this month. They’re eating clean and healthy for this month, including no drinking and no dessert. Like I said…
So, here we are in the depths of winter and we have two, count ’em, two food markets in the town of Hudson. They actually both opened up last weekend, January 6/7, but since I was laid out flat with a cold (ie, napping after breakfast, going through a box of kleenix in a day, etc.) I only explored them this past weekend. Food happiness.
The Acres Co-op Market is worth checking out to find some new producers and products for Hudson. I won’t dare try to list them all since I will inevitably forget someone, but in addition to the lovely raspberry tart I also got a small chunk of gruyere, tasted smoked chicken (!) and picked up a couple of Block Factory tamales for lunch.
a perfect light lunch
Acres Co-op Market is open Saturdays, 10am – 2pm.
Lick The Market has many favorites from the Hudson Farmers’ Market – so we were able to pick up Loaf pretzels, eggs and the stuff for a yummy roasted beet salad. People were squeezed in, looking at the fresh herbs, picking up bread and leeks and veggies and I overhead someone say “We’re not in a food desert anymore”. I’m not sure we’re there yet, but we’re making great strides. Lick is open Friday, Saturday AND Sunday.
Along a similar vein, have you heard about the Hudson 10% challenge? There was a notice in one of our bills this month, but you can also find more info here. Naturally, I would like to use 10% less energy not only in the name of saving the earth, but also saving 10% $$$ a month. That sounds good to me. In digging around their website, under Quick & Easy Changes, points 3, 4 and 5 are:
- Buy local
- Join a CSA
- Shop at farmers markets
And then further down they suggest to eat less meat (since large commercial meat production drains resources) and use reusable bags. For me, this will happen a lot faster than filling my cold walls with insulation, I’m afraid.
Will this town take this “buy local” advice and support two small food markets plus the CSAs & non-CSAs we have available? They all offer the mix of organic and conventional, primarily local but reaching further for certain goods. It’s articles like this and this that make me want to get closer to the farmer and the source of my food. Then again, I’m not willing to give up olive oil, citrus, salt, etc… It can be mind-boggling, no?
How do you define good food? How will you eat good food this year?