According to Wikipedia, “A locavore is a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market.” But I don’t just try to eat local.
A locavore from Ottawa Ontario, I love cooking with local seasonal ingredients from scratch. Although I mainly obsess over local food, I also love exploring local shops, events, and rural places too. Most local things I write about are in and around Ottawa, but I extend my locavorism when I travel and love checking out restaurants, shops and places that make other locales unique. Local, to me, means the things that are most intrinsic to where you are at any given time.
I name farmers, producers, stores, shops, products, restaurants, markets and other food-stuffs and food-related businesses on this blog. I truly believe in these products and the people who stand behind them and want everyone else to know just how awesome I think they are. I am not paid or otherwise compensated for promoting the businesses I name on this blog and all opinions are my own. All photos are also my own or used by permission, and recipes that are a spin-off of one of more previously published recipes are referenced with links to the originals. Please pass on the good karma and link to my site if you use one of my recipes.
If you’d like to contact me, send me an email at locavoregirlinthecity [at] gmail [dot] com.