A New Year’s resolution
January 4, 2011 § 1 Comment
In March it will be one year since I started eating local. I have been pretty proud of what I have have accomplished, I have only bought local and sustainable meat in my home for the last year. Where I have come up short is when I eat out or eat over at family and friends or when I eat out at a restaurant. When at a restaurant my rationale is that I want to get my moneys worth so I order meat. When over a family or friend’s house I don’t want to be offensive or act high and might so I eat whatever they serve. Now I am at a fork in the road. I can continue to use this rationale , which is basically an excuse and keep eating meat other places that I feel bad about eating or I come up with a better explanation for what I believe and and start to eat only ethical and/or sustainable meat. So for my New Years resolution when I eat at someone’s house or out at a restaurant, if I don’t know where the meat is from I will be going vegetarian or bringing my own meat. It’s important to know that the animals that are feeding me are abused and living a horrible life, it’s important to me that I support local farmers, and it’s important to me to be committed. I know I won’t be able to eat only local vegetables, but as a counter I hope to eat at more local restaurants, so at least the money I spend stays in the community.
I also want to start my garden planning and actual planting earlier!
Happy New Year Everyone(if not a little late)