I officially submitted my goal as the following:
"I will attempt to eat most, if not all, local food. I plan to purchase food products from the People's Food Co-op and the Farmer's Market. On top of eating locally, I will also try to purchase most, if not all, unpackaged foods (produce and bulk items). I will save all waste generated by these said items (not including food waste).
Food items that I will not limit to local sources include spices, tea, coffee, and items that I already own.
Setbacks I foresee include lack of variety of crops that grow in Michigan in November and December, difficulties eating out with friends, time management between school and cooking all of my meals.
I plan to track my progress by keeping note of all the food items that I purchase over the semester, creating a blog of my experiences, and taking pictures of my experiences and meals."
I sincerely look forward to the months ahead of me because this challenge is forcing me to focus on my relationship with food, an entity that I consider a true love of mine. Convenience, a substantial factor in most people's food choices, will no longer be a significant component in my own food choices. Instead I will focus on taste, quality, and the impact and consequences of the food I purchase and eat.
The resolution has been made though the details are not set in stone. I expect that my rules will evolve as the days roll by and with each new obstacle. Anyways, I am excited that you are taking the time to share this journey with me and I hope that you post any comments/questions/concerns!
Let it begin...