This wildly successful series written by J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith details their commitment to only eat food produced within a 100 mile radius of their home.
"On March 21, the first day of spring, we took a vow to live with the rhythms of the land as our ancestors did. For one year we would only buy food and drink for home consumption that was produced within 100 miles of our home, a circle that takes in all the fertile Fraser Valley, the southern Gulf Islands and some of Vancouver Island, and the ocean between these zones. This terrain well served the European settlers of a hundred years ago, and the First Nations population for thousands of years before.
"This may sound like a lunatic Luddite scheme, but we had our reasons..."
So starts their first story in the series. To read more just click on the story links below.
In January 2006 they announced they had reached a book deal with Harmony in New York. The latest: Random House will be publishing their 100-Mile Diet book in Canada.
For more information on finding locally produced food visit the web site of Farm Folk/City Folk.