A Food Revolution – Start in Charlottesville

This is an absolute must-watch video.

Charlottesville folks – What are the best local food options you have found/used?

Search for local food options in Albemarle at Buy Fresh Buy Local; Search for local food options in Charlottesville.

Personally, I like reading the Green Scene blog at C-Ville.

Some options to learn about eating and cooking in Charlottesville:

The Food Geek
Notes from C-ville
Bella Eats
Charlottesville’s Local Food Hub
Charlottesville Blogs’ Food and Farming category
Life in Sugar Hollow

Update 7 March 2010: I was in Café Milano (closing soon unfortunately) and saw a flyer for C’Ville FoodScapes

We believe that if more people knew the simple joys of plucking a perfect, vine-ripened tomato, or of pulling up a beautiful orange carrot out of the earth, more people would garden. But in our fast paced lives, we seldom have the time to devote to planning and maintaining a garden, and these moments of happiness never come to pass.

We believe that in a world where we are acutely aware of the impact we are having on our environment, growing some portion of our own food is the responsible decision. How much longer can we afford – financially and environmentally – to ship fruits and vegetables around the globe when we could take action into our own hands? We all need to start thinking globally by acting locally: and you can’t get much more local than your own backyard.

We believe that fresh, wholesome, healthy food is a right, not a privilege that varies by race or income level. That is why we set up our Garden Grant program. We want to ensure that those who are less fortunate than ourselves do not continue to be marginalized and forgotten. What good is being progressive if it does not help everyone progress?

We believe that businesses function optimally when they are owned by those who work for them – we take pride in and responsibility for that which we can call our own. C’ville Foodscapes strives to serve as a representative for cooperatively run, worker-owned enterprises everywhere. Membership is voluntary, and each member has equal say in the decision-making process.

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  1. Pavel February 14, 2010 at 20:28

    Jim, some good points in the video; however, Jamie comes across as a naive idealist: when he said (around 16:05) that we need the government to work with fast food and restaurant industry to wean us off the “fat sugar” and all other “non food ingredients”….. Is he (are you) serious? That point is SNL worthy.

    1. Jim Duncan February 15, 2010 at 06:50

      Agreed. Expecting our government to choose to do what is in the best interests of the people versus those of big, money-giving corporations is a bit naïve. Sadly.


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