The guy in town whose made an heroic attempt to only eat local food for an entire year has decided to call it quits after eight months. Justin Rothboeck, a law student at Willamette has been documenting his local food journey on a blog called The Salem Diet. The blogger believes that he has a lower energy level from eating "way to much meat." Needless to say, he's longing for fresh fruits and vegetables, pasta and yeast. To see a grocery list of his post diet purchases go to his blog at salemdiet.blogspot.com.
Nice work Justin, you have inspired many people to take a closer look at where food is grown and produced before consumption. You have learned a lot about what is growing in the Northwest and what it takes to get that food to a plate. We have learned that there is enthusiasm and demand in the community for local products and that there are real people out there that are actively searching for solutions to make all of our lives better. I'd like to buy you a dinner at a local restaurant to help ease yourself back into a normal diet. Send me an email at email@example.com. Keep us informed of your progress toward graduation and any new blogs.