Sunday, January 27, 2008

Food KM (or Miles)

This is a great little website that was introduced to me by the folks at Green Communities Canada.

Our goal is to try to reduce food miles or kilometers by connecting consumers with the people that grow, produce, retail or serve healthy locally grown food.

The intent is that you should be able to simply enter your postal and view your results. Of course, as often seems to be the case for me, it had to be a little more complicated. Our new home does not yet appear on maps. For that matter, we don't even have a street sign yet, making even ordering a pizza a chore (though not to the point that I would actually, you know, cook for myself). So running a search on this site was a little tricky.

But apparently successful! I was given results for nine farm/farm markets, one baker and two restaurants within 50 miles. Very nice!

This will give us some ideas for "exploration" come spring. It should also come in handy for anyone attempting to follow the 100-mile diet. Looking forward to putting it to good use!

1 comment:

Lynn Sinclair said...

You'd think there would be lots of choices since I live just north of Toronto. Of course, I'm only willing to travel 25 kilometers to stock my fridge.