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Guidelines



These are the broad values that will guide our adherence to EAT-Lancet:

  • Local: Direct farm sourcing to the greatest extent possible, but not to the point of fanaticism

  • Seasonal: Consumption of non-staples (meats, fruits, vegetables) at the most appropriate time of year

  • Indigenous: Focus on traditional foods, methods, and ethics

  • Efficient: Minimal waste and a "leftovers first" ethic

Health benefits are the primary driver of the Local ethic, especially when it comes to fruits and veggies, which lose nutritional value with every food mile. We also have an interest in promoting development of regional agriculture.


Seasonality is an indigenous ethic, but we're mostly adopting it here to break up the austerity of the diet as pertains to meat. Fruits and vegetables, and even some animal proteins, are also at both peak nutrition, peak flavor, and lowest cost when procured and consumed at the height of season.


I have a vested personal interest in practicing and restoring my own indigenous foodways which, coincidentally, fit neatly within the bounds proffered by EAT-Lancet anyway, so it's a win-win.


The EAT-Lancet report makes specific mention of the need to drastically reduce food waste (which effectively represents either a.) unnecessary expenditure of environmental resources on food, or b.) an empty belly somewhere else in the world; so we intend to get our direct food waste down to near zero

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