Eating Local in the New Year

Aside from summer when the garden plants are flourishing and full with vegetables and fruits, this is my next favorite time of the year.  The holiday bustle is over, the New Year has begun and I fully begin to appreciate the value of my stored harvest from the garden!  I made sure to freeze or dry as much of last year’s veggies, fruit and berries as I could from the garden and any goodies my lovely neighbors would pass over the backyard fence.