"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.
In This Series
Eating a truly local diet for a year poses some tricky questions. First in a series.
For a truly sustainable breakfast, which comes first? The tofu or the egg?
Why not try a 100-Mile Meal? Third in a series.
Charging the true cost of "food miles" could change the way people eat. Fourth in a series
Wish you were here.
The 100-Milers pursue guilt-free fish for the winter stockpile.
The 100-Mile dieters stock up, and wish for a legion of grandmas.
Friends in Vernon take to heart the ideals of local feasting.
Stalking barley and wheat, some of it 9,000 years old.
No, we're not gaining weight. We're gaining allies.
In search of a happy ending for our local eating sojourn.
Devoted Powell River shrinks the 100-Mile Diet to fit its isolation.
For 'locavores,' year-round farmers' markets and easy recipes.
BC's first totally local mid-winter restaurant menu.
'Food mile' foibles. And eating beluga whales.