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Localvore Challenge: Day 4

By Lisa Shames in Food on Sep 14, 2007 4:00PM

rsz_2IMG_1755.jpgOur fourth day of the Green City Market Localvore Challenge went something like this: Chicagoist once again had some wonderful local eggs from Country Cottage Farm with mushrooms and onions for breakfast; for lunch, we took a beef patty from Heartland Meats (Chicagoist likes that since Piedmontese beef is lower in fat, it cooks in about 1/3 less time—hey, it was 3 p.m.; we were hungry!) and mixed it up with some mushrooms and added some chopped basil from our new plant (see photo); and for dinner, we took one of those sprouted wheat tortillas from Tiny Greens Kitchen we bought at Green City Market and topped it with some Wisconsin cheese and tomatoes, put it in the broiler with more of that fresh basil and—voila!—pizza. Throw in an apple or two and it was a great food day.

But, pretty boring, right? That’s what we thought, too, so we figured to spice things up for our readers and add some drama, we’d go somewhere and see if we could ‘torture’ ourselves with non-local options. But frankly we were too content to go anywhere.

And then we had a thought (insert flashing light bulb here). Perhaps, this is what the whole eating local movement is all about: doing the best you can to support your local farm community—and eating some tasty food along the way—but not driving yourself crazy in the process. Oh, that and a soy latte and stick of gum now and then.

To be continued…