SeasonItLocal grew out of our shared love for cooking and eating delicious, local food – and our deep interest in how and what ends up on our tables. With our anchors on the East and West Coasts, we were inspired to explore what’s seasonal, when, and where.
We hope this blog piques your curiosity in ways both large (as in, how did we end up with this food system and what are the trends disrupting it) and small (as in, the joy of knowing the farmer/fisherman/beekeeper who grew/caught/cultivated the elements of your meals, when at home or out to lunch). And occasionally, since we’re family (mother & daughter-in-law) and both busy working moms, we hope you’ll indulge us in some reflections on cooking healthy for a crowd.
Have thoughts you want to share? Great recipes, restaurants, or farm stands that you love? Let us know. It’s a big world out there, and only through shared understanding and discovery can we truly SeasonItLocal.
Barbara & Marni
I live just north of San Francisco in Marin County, California with my husband Jim (Marni’s father-in-law) and 15 year old son Patrick. I love the outdoors in any shape and form whether it’s hiking, biking or gardening. Cooking is a passion for me – it started with making cookies for the family when I was young, and now I enjoy watching my son make his own creations in the kitchen.
My favorite meals are ones that include plenty of greens and fresh local foods, a nice glass of wine, and shared with friends and loved ones. With five children, one daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law, and nine grandchildren in the family, there’s lots of love to go around.
I’m mom to three young kids, living just outside Boston. I love food – reading about it, shopping for it (especially at farm stands and markets), cooking it, and eating it! While we definitely eat some meat, most of our family cooking these days centers around fresh, seasonable veggies.
Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver were my first muses, spurring my curiosity to learn more about how and what we grow and eat. Now that I’ve traded city life for a suburban vegetable garden, Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle has been a particular inspiration.
For me, food = love, family, and community. I hope this blog allows me to share a little bit of that passion with you.