Vancouverites Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon have just launched an exciting expansion of their 100-Mile Diet, a new website. From the press release...
...Smith and MacKinnon launched 100MileDiet.org, an online guide for anyone looking to dig into local eating. The site features a unique mapping tool to instantly find your own 100-mile 'foodshed,' tips for tracking down local markets and farms, unusual food facts, and the couple's 11-part series on a year of local eating.
Smith and MacKinnon finished their one-year trial on March 20, 2006, but plan to continue to shop at farmers' markets, tend their community garden plot, and preserve local foods for the winter. "We started the 100-Mile Diet because so many people feel disconnected from where their food comes from," said Smith. "Now eating locally is a part of who we are, and we didn't want to see it end."
A book version of their adventure, The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating, will be published in New York and Toronto in spring 2007.
::100-Mile Diet Website. See also: ::Living On The 100 Miles Diet, ::Living On The 100 Miles Diet, Part 2, ::100 Mile Diet, Meet Oliver Rowe: Restaurant Serves Local Food