Sounds like a dinosaur, doesn’t it?

The locavorasaurus roamed the earth before the dawn of man, eating anything that grew. By “roamed the earth”, we mean “turned around and around in place”, and by “eating anything that grew”, we mean “eating anything within reach”. 

A Locavore, in case you haven’t heard, tries to eat food that’s fresh, local, and organically/sustainably grown. The epitome of Locavoraciousness is a backyard garden.

Which we have.

Here’s what I harvested this morning. At the top is basil. Gonna make some pesto today. Then we have tomatoes, turnips, a couple of okra pods I missed yesterday, and cucumbers. Gonna make pickles from the cucumbers. At the bottom are parsley (for the pesto), dill (for the pickles), chard and turnip greens.

Tonight, the Locavores will feast!!

In other news, I finished the rough draft of the latest Holly Jahangiri story, “The Pratty Who Saved Chrissmuss”. I’m still working on “Surviving the Book”.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Where does your main character get food?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Locavoracious

  1. Jane

    July 14, 2012 at 6:56am

    Organic vegetables has boomed lately. I’m not against it, I just wanted to share a documentary Penn & Teller made about it. Basically says that organic and non organic vegetables and fruits is really the same. Lab tested and even taste tested. But in the end of the day, it’s all up to us if we are to support it right? I’m just saying that organic farmers are people that benefits from it the most.

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      Marian Allen

      July 14, 2012 at 7:49am

      Jane, I have to disagree with Penn & Teller, if they said organic and non-organic vegetables are the same. The difference in nutritional value may be minuscule, but truly organic, sustainably grown vegetables are less toxic to people and the environment. Vegetables grown locally are also better for the consumer and the environment because they’re fresher, don’t have to burn fossil fuels to get to you, and can be grown because they taste better rather than because they hold up to shipping. All this being true, organic, sustainable, local farmers are our neighbors, and supporting them makes sense.

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! If you leave a link to that Penn & Teller piece, my readers and I can watch it and take it into consideration.

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