One Local Summer 2007 – Week 1

Yay, it’s that time of year again, and Liz of Pocket Farm has brought back One Local Summer for 2007, and I’m gung ho to get started! To focus on eating local (and I’m defining local as anything from Ohio, since we’re pretty much smack dab in the middle of the state and 100 miles to each border), we’re asked to make one meal per week with all local ingredients.

For the first week, I decided to make something I’ve blogged about before (Oma’s Layered Ground Beef & Cabbage, but this time with all local ingredients. And this time, it actually came out in layers like it was supposed to!


The cabbage came from the North Market Farmers market (can’t remember the particular vendor’s name), the ground beef from OMC Farms at the Worthington Market, the milk was from an Ohio creamery (already tossed the container, but I got it at Whole Foods), the rolls were baked on premises at The Anderson’s in Dublin, the butter was Ohio Amish Roll butter that I also got at The Anderson’s, the eggs were from 2Silos at the Clintonville Farmers Market – the only things that weren’t local were the seasonings (caraway, salt, pepper, maggi).

It was so easy to turn this recipe into a local one, using ingredients that are in season. Since it’s still early in the season, I’m sure I’ll get a little more creative as different produce items come available.

Do any of you have old favorites that are easy to make with local ingredients?

One thought on “One Local Summer 2007 – Week 1

  1. El

    That looks plenty creative to me, Becke! (And I wish I were so complex as to say my favorite xyz dish with 300 ingredients could be made locally, but dang, I’m happy with a salad (and salads, fortunately, can be very local).) I am looking forward to your more “creative” dishes as the summer moves on.

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