Take That, Frost: Local Eating In Winter

Did you know that there is such thing as the locavore, 100-mile diet?

Sounds extreme.

Sounds like it would turn an average eater off to even googling just what the term locavore means.

So lets keep away from the extreme needs-a-cute-label eating religions. And just say that eating food that was grown nearby is a good thing. For everyone.

Food grown locally retains more nutrients, supports local small farms and simply tastes better because it is fresher than grocery store bought items.

Have you noticed that even Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's have started featuring produce that is 'locally grown.' Smart stores.

I am a sweet potato, root-veggie lover year round, but you can't beat a delicious root veggie stew or potato mash in winter.

It doesn't have to be rocket science to prepare a good winter dish.

Experiment. Talk to the people at your local winter farmers market (if you have one). Or ask those produce guys at Whole Foods. They know their stuff and just may teach you a few tips about preparing new delicious seasonal dishes.
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