Yesterday for dinner, Elaine and I sat down for a meal where most of what we ate came from local food sources. The entrée was venison burger, which came from a deer that I killed on a farm 4.1 miles from our house. Topping our burgers were onions from our garden.
Our green vegetable was asparagus that I picked a few minutes before from our backyard garden. Elaine sautéed the asparagus in olive oil. Also from our garden were some chives that were harvested at the same time the onions and asparagus were. The chives went on our baked potatoes.
Of course, it is too soon for potatoes from any garden in Southwest Virginia where we live, and our whole wheat bread didn't come from our land, either. But all in all, I think the meal was a good example of leaving a small carbon footprint. The only downside was that we were too full to have some blackberry jam (made from blackberries I picked behind our house last July) slathered on toast.