South Jersey Locavore is a round-up of sources for local foods and beverages, events that feature local foods, and independent restaurants that support local agriculture (plus other miscellaneous things that I think would interest my readers).
In March 2010, a little over a year after the site was launched, South Jersey Locavore was featured in The New York Times piece, A Vibrant Culture of Food Blogging. It’s not just the food blogging in our state that’s vibrant; it’s the food itself. New Jersey is The Garden State after all, and we have amazing food, wine and beer that comes from hard-working, dedicated producers.
I’m a locavore wannabe. I understand that in the South Jersey region getting all of the food for my family from local sources year-round would be possible, but extremely difficult. I’ve accepted the fact that I’ll never be a 100% locavore, but I’d like to get as much as I can from local sources when things are in season.
I found that one of the problems I had in buying food from local sources is that I didn’t know what all the local sources were. So I set out to find them. And since I’m a writer and a blogger, it was only natural for me to want to start a blog to share what I’m finding.
You can contact me at robin at shreeves dot net if you have leads on sources for local foods that I haven’t covered. And since this blog is just in its infancy, there’s a lot I haven’t covered – yet.
I’m Robin Shreeves, life long South Jersey native, mom to two fabulous boys, and a full-time freelance writer. I’d point you to my writer’s website but it’s painfully out of date. Instead, I’ll just point you to some of my print and online writing.
- Mother Nature Network – I’m the food blogger for Mother Nature Network, the largest environmental news network online.
- Edible Jersey Magazine – I’m a frequent contributor of feature articles to Edible Jersey, the print magazine that celebrates local foods of the Garden State, season by season. Edible Jersey is part of Edible Communities, 2011 James Beard Foundation Publication of the Year Award.
- Drink Philly – Part of Drink Nation, the Drink Philly website points readers to the best drinks and bars in their region.
- The One Year Women in Christian History – My first book is due out in September 2014. I’m really proud of this book that highlights 365 different women throughout history who have influenced people of faith.
If you’re interested in my freelance services, you can contact me at robin at shreeves dot net.