We are now officially into Week 2 of “100 Days of Mini-Pledges.” Like I said in an earlier blog, we moved some of the dates around a bit to best accommodate the peak growing season in Wisconsin, so this week, our challenge is to eat local.
For each meal, we have to eat one food that was produced locally. We’re not too concerned about it – between the farmer’s market, our garden, and the co-op down the street, we can generally find local food for each meal anyway. I’m planning on being pretty diligent in recording these, so we’ll see how it goes.
Our first challenge, to eat 2 fruits or vegetables per meal, went really well. Sometimes I think it even encouraged us to eat less of other things because we had to make sure to get it in. We also included things like dried fruits to shake it up a bit. We also had no vegetable waste during the week because we were obligated to eat a lot of produce, which was a benefit I didn’t really think about before we started the challenge.
My favorite fruit I had during Week 1 was a white melon we picked up at the farmer’s market. It has a watermelon taste to it but it’s white on the inside and maybe a little more sugary. My favorite vegetables were the ones from the garden. We have cucumbers popping up like weeds lately so that’s been nonstop delicious for us.
Okay, more later after week 2. Join in with us if you can and post your results below!