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Eating Local: Princeton


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Eating Local: Princeton

Caralien | | Jan 12, 2009 04:37 PM

On different posts I've read different rules about what is considered local--some say 50 miles, others same county, and then others, within a 7 hour drive.

The idea started here:

Trenton's Farmer's Market & Halo Dairy Farm: 9 miles
Brooklyn's Porto Rico (coffee roasters): within 50 (though with beans from around the world; I consider them a small, artisinal, local company which also has fair trade, organic, bird friendly, and shade grown beans).
Fishing in the Atlantic: 40 miles away
Pumpkins, squashes, and peppers: assorted farms within 11 miles
Hopewell Winery: 11 miles (favourite: Rosso Della Valle, $15 & their white port, $17
)Triumph Brewery: 2.5 blocks away
Jersey Fresh crushed tomatoes
Griggstown Quail Farm: 8 miles
Laird's Applejack: 33 miles

I've found that there's even bison, beef, lamb and other locally raised meats can be had also, and would like to start a thread to help out those wanting to eat locally.

I've started browsing some older Pepin cookbooks, and local as well as seasonal is usually cheaper. Some of the farm prices for bison and beef are on par, pricewise, with the meat sold at the local stores.

I was amazed that everything I might want to eat (aside from certain French cheeses and my Greek olive oil) could be purchased or sourced locally.


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