In 2010, my husband and I founded Portland Local Food.com in order to make it easier for Portland-area residents to find healthful, local food close to home. Since that time, we have become even more deeply involved in the local food movement, serving on the steering committee of the Montavilla Food Buying Club, on the Board of the Friends of Portland Community Gardens, as a peer reviewer for USDA farmers market grants, and on the public advisory group for the City of Portland’s Urban Food Zoning Code project. We also continue to grow the number of farm/food-related clients we are working with through our company, the Andler Resource Group, since providing cost-effective marketing & technology support to this population is a priority for us.
The Local Omnivore is intended to be a companion blog for Portland Local Food.com, as well as a venue for sharing articles and information about food policy, new & useful resources, and the merits and challenges of growing local, buying local, and eating local. Since we made the decision to “choose local and organic” (or at least pesticide-free), we have eaten better than ever, met many interesting and committed people, and had some wonderful adventures. I look forward to sharing what we have discovered along the way.