My family did a “buy local” challenge where the goal was to spend money only on local items for a day.
We bought several items made or grown in Malibu and Los Angeles and the balance came from Northern California.
For breakfast we had organic strawberries from the Thorne Family Farm in Malibu and organic blueberries, blackberries and raspberries from Driscoll’s in Watsonville. Yogurt from Brown Cow Farm in Antioch, bread from La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles and butter from Sierra Nevada Cheese Company in Willows.
So far so good!
Except mid-day, I realized there is no local coffee! Hot water with honey was not quite an adequate substitute for caffeine!
Dinner was the highlight of the day. Organic, sustainably farmed chicken from Petaluma Poultry and vegetables from One Gun Ranch in Malibu — cooked with Malibu olive oil. And to drink — a delicious Semler cabernet sauvignon.
A great end to “local day” was sleeping outside on the deck under the stars with the fresh air on our faces.