The city is a fact of nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel
or an anti-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art,
and holds within its framework many simpler and
more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in
the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.
My friend Barb and I were in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle earlier this week, one of the many wonderful neighborhoods that make up this city, and we discovered a store called Eat Local. This is a perfect example of how creative people make an urban area a wonderful place in which to live – bringing the farm to the city.
Eat Local is a great resource for those living in an urban area with busy lives who don’t have the time to shop for and prepare healthy meals every day; people who care about the environment, want to eat food that is grown locally and without pesticides, and care about supporting local farmers and businesses. Eat Local was started in 2006 by a gentleman with 80 years of family farming behind him. The food is lovingly prepared using local, grass-fed and finished meats, free range chicken and organic or sustainable grown produce. The ingredients for these healthy and delicious meals are bought within a 300 mile radius. The meals are frozen immediately to retain their flavor and nutrients and although I haven’t tasted anything yet, the reviews are glowing, and the variety is vast. We were like kids in a candy store, mouths watering and excited as we explored the food cases. Unfortunately we weren’t heading right home so we didn’t buy anything that day, but Eddie and I will definitely go back and buy a few dishes to have on hand in the freezer for those days that I don’t feel like cooking. I’m looking forward to trying the Cassoulet. You can check them out at eatlocalonline.com.
I am grateful for the creative people who make Seattle an incredible place to eat!