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Vicki Robin: My 10-Mile Diet

When Tricia Beckner asked me to only eat for a month what she can produce on her CSA farm-ette, just to see what would happen, I was game. We’ve widened the circle a little to include food produced within 10 miles of my home on Whidbey Island, with exceptions made for 4 essentials: oil, salt (+5 other spices), caffeine, and lemons.

8 Food Rules from My 10-Mile Diet 8 Food Rules from My 10-Mile Diet
by Vicki Robin
After a month of hyperlocavore eating, Vicki Robin developed her own food rules for a lifetime.
The End of the Experiment The End of the Experiment
by Vicki Robin
So what did I learn from a month of hyperlocavore eating?
Eat. Blog. Love. Eat. Blog. Love.
by Vicki Robin
How can you not love the one who feeds you? If you have the good fortune to know who that is, I mean.
Meet My Food System Meet My Food System
by Vicki Robin
A single meal shows the parts of my local food system—and how much I depend on them.
How to Not Get Sick of Zucchini on a 10-Mile Diet How to Not Get Sick of Zucchini on a 10-Mile Diet
by Vicki Robin
Sometimes, local eating means getting very creative.
Quality Over Quantity: Local Food & the Obesity Epidemic Quality Over Quantity: Local Food & the Obesity Epidemic
by Vicki Robin
When we sacrifice good food to have lots of food, it's a double loss. Can we use this time of thinner wallets to examine the volume of food we run through our bodies?
My Kingdom for a Cracker! My Kingdom for a Cracker!
by Vicki Robin
After 10 days of eating within 10 miles, I was ready to do just about anything for food made from grains.
My 10-Mile Diet ... in a Global Food System My 10-Mile Diet ... in a Global Food System
by Vicki Robin
My eating experiment is making me think differently about food security around the world.
Cravings and Compassion on a 10-Mile Diet
by Vicki Robin
Eating within a 10-mile radius of my house makes me really miss certain foods, but there's a lot about normal eating habits I don't miss.
Good for You? Bad for You?
by Vicki Robin
What's the impact of hyperlocal eating on our health?
5 Days! (But Who's Counting?)
by Vicki Robin
What I've eaten in my 10-mile diet so far.
Handmade Butter and Cheese
by Vicki Robin
Without my own cow or goat, the secret to getting dairy products is all about neighborliness.
Relational Eating
by Vicki Robin
Making today's lunch, I realized: I know everyone who raised this food.
10-Mile Dieter at a 100-Mile Diet Potluck 10-Mile Dieter at a 100-Mile Diet Potluck
by Vicki Robin
What my neighbors and I learned when we sat down to figure out what food resources we have at hand, and how to fill the gaps.
Morning Tea on a 10-Mile Diet
by Vicki Robin
Another lesson of 10-mile eating: To get your needs met you have to say what they are, and give your neighbors a chance to help you.
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