The pack I run with are hardcore locavores. Most of them would sooner skip a meal than succumb to the temptations of Peruvian blueberries in March.
To all of you striving to eat locally produced food, I say this: it's time you take your ethical standards to the next level. Start consuming locally produced writing! Become a locareader (in Spanish, that's la rida loca).
If, like me, you live in San Franciscostan, you ought to start reading some of our fine locally produced magazines. Fellow locavores, I say we combine both of our passions and seek out local SF magazines dedicated to food. Let's go out and grab ourselves a copy of our fantastic local 'zine Edible San Francisco! In the Winter issue we'll find articles by esteemed food writers like Michael Ruhlman (blogger and noted author of Charcuterie and many other books), Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater, Bonnie Azab Powell (aka Dairy Queen) of The Ethicurean, Andrea Arria-Devoe of Daily Candy, farmer Andy Griffin of Mariquita, and some dude named Brett Emerson... who the heck is that?? Where have I seen that name before?
Citywide not local enough for you? Check the newsstands in the little neighborhood, burough, or arrondissement that you call home. My enthusiasm for our local community newspaper, The Noe Valley Voice, knows no bounds. I've been known to cart the paper along to some rather exotic locales (witness actual picture to right). Why, look at that in the February issue! There's another article by that feller Brett Emerson (while this issue is no longer on the newsstands, the entire issue is available online). He sure seems to get around. I feel like I've read that same story somewhere else....
You may cry "foul!" and claim that my locareader plea was a ruse, smacking of blatant self promotion. Perhaps, says I. But still, shameless as I may be, I implore you to run out and grab yourself the Winter issue of Edible San Francisco. It hit the stands a couple of weeks ago, but if you're lucky you can still snap up one of the last remaining copies at one of the locations listed here. Heck, it's free! To make sure you don't miss the next exciting issue, why not take a minute to subscribe? You'll make editor and publisher Bruce Cole (formerly of Saute Wednesday) a happy man. Who knows? Maybe you'll see another piece by that Emerson guy in a future issue?