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RE: Green Holiday meal

  • Subject: RE: [cg] Green Holiday meal
  • From: "Alliums" garlicgrower@green-logic.com
  • Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 12:16:41 -0500
  • Thread-index: AcYEvLvuSTr8ZHcFQaGeNv2cHBRF4QAAn4uQ

Hi, Folks!

Wait a minute -- wouldn't the creamed spinach be local?  Spinach is a
serious cold weather green that can be done in cold frame or hoop house and
while lots of folks "dry off" their cows for winter, most dairies don't dry
them ALL off -- one can still get cream.

While I'm on a full-scale quibble, I'd have added some local walnuts to the
baked apple and I don't believe the rosemary unless it was dried.

Otherwise, nice article! :-)

Dorene who is still in a snit from finding runner beans listed in an
heirloom seed catalog (that really should have known better) as "Native
American."

Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth

A mission of 
St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA  19460


-----Original Message-----
From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
[mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com] On Behalf Of Sharon Gordon
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 12:07 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] Green Holiday meal

The Toronto Star (Toronto, Canada)  had a fascinating story yesterday
comparing the carbon dioxide emissions of a locally-sourced holiday meal
versus a globally-sourced meal. It shows the greenhouse gas effects of
shipping the food for a meal.
 http://tinyurl.com/dab3o

A turkey and imported trimmings centred around  a Caribbean theme of mango
and ginger chutney, candied Jamaican yams with almonds, fried plantain,
creamed spinach, and mandarin oranges - all made with exclusively imported
items.

The local meal was a turkey plus cranberry sauce, rosemary potato pie, roast
maple winter vegetables, shredded beet and carrot salad, and baked apple
with maple syrup.

The results:
"Getting the food and wine to our table from Ontario sources resulted in 369
grams of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. The imported
dishes and wine contributed a whopping 15.71 kilograms - 42.6 times the
carbon dioxide from the local food."

Sharon
gordonse@one.net


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