This year I've decided to participate in the Dark Days of winter eat local Challenge . The goal is to eat a meal once a week sourced only from sustainable, organic, local, ethical sources and to blog at least once a week about our efforts.
For the past three years or so I've made sure that most of my food is either local or purchased bulk all year long, so I know I can do a couple meals each week. We have some great resources in this area and I've figured out pretty well how much I need to preserve to get me through the winter.
The big challenge for me is to make sure I don't cut back on the amount of fruits and vegetable I should eat, just to maintain eating locally. To balance eating a healthy diet with being local, even through the hardest month, March....
Also, in addition to at least the one sustainable, organic, local, ethical meal per week, I want to work on is replacing some of the foods that I buy bulk with local options. Hazelnut butter rather than peanut butter. Honey rather than sugar (which I've been changing over to for several months now). That kind of thing.
I can be a little more creative with the food choices I think.