Katherine Smedley: End of Week

14th April, 2014 —   

The thing we learnt from this week, is it is easy to be half way there…but moving beyond that requires time and sleuthing.  You can get seasonal local organic fruit and veg delivered, you can source eggs (or have your own chooks) fairly easily, and beard and milk are OK if you look around.  it is the multitude of other stuff that is difficult.  All those items you get easily from the supermarket are harder to source elsewhere, and if anything has more than a few ingredients trying to track down where everything comes from verges on impossible.  Our week was OK, but I think the key is to be organised and to plan, which was something we definately did not do!  It has made us more aware of thinking about all the ingredients, which is a good thing.  The big thing is, what do you do when you go out to eat? I know from working in food shops myself, that if the staff are busy and you are asking questions, they will tell you what you want to hear as it is easier for them.

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Name: Katherine Smedley
State: VIC
Team: Westies
Size: Meal-sized
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Katherine Smedley's Challenges

  • Don't use the supermarkets this week - shop at local independent grocers, butchers and delis
  • Sign up to a neighbourhood fruit and veg box system
  • Buy cruelty free eggs (laid by happy chooks!)
  • Harvest and eat food from your own garden
  • Eat (at least) 5 Servings of Local, Organic fruit & veggies per day
  • Cook with seasonal produce
  • Sip on local milk or juice
  • Enjoy local beer or wine
  • Go plastic-free packaging
  • Compost your kitchen scraps
  • Visit a local commuity garden
  • Gather with friends for a local 'pot-luck' meal