Food is one of those things that can evoke a love–hate relationship. Depending on how and where food is grown and how it is prepared, it can make you sick, fat, or utterly euphoric. With the proposed enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA can regulate the quality of the food that goes into our bellies, but how much will that matter? Spinach can still give you e-coli, and beef, mad cow disease.
This is a good time to get into the groove with locally grown food that leaves a local farm and lands directly on your table, or the table of your local eatery. Foodies have been onto this idea for a long time, understanding the importance of locally grown food and the ways they are prepared. You can join your local Community Sponsored Agriculture association to get local food at home. Check out sandiegoroots.org for more info.
Now for those of you who don’t have the time, patience, or skills to turn a nice basket of CSA food into a delicious meal, fear not! There’s a plethora of restaurants that are popping up in San Diego that serve home-grown foods. North Park seems to be a great hub for restaurants serving local and sustainable foods. Try out The Linkery, Sea Rocket Bistro, Ritual Tavern, and El Take It Easy, and do some research to find some other great restaurants in your neighborhood.sandiegoroots.org/restaurants.html