Happy National Library Week!
Being on the inside edge, I know that most librarians advocate for some sort of socially conscious issue when they're off the clock being normal people (and when we're on it, lots of times). I have a few myself, and I won't chuck all of them at you today, but I will share my favorite, which is eating good food.
While I'm no stranger to the occasional bag of chips, I do tend to harp on the importance of making healthy food choices -- just ask my kids, who had to defend the weirdest pantry in the neighborhood to their school friends, but who also fed a lot of my soup to those kids over the years -- they just kept coming back!
If you're like me, and you like to cook and eat healthy, locally grown food, take a look at Local Harvest, which lists 31 organic or sustainable farms, markets, and groceries in the Melbourne area alone. Whether you need beeswax, goat milk, or Old English Southdown Babydoll sheep, there's something for you on that list.
If you're more into the idea of food, take a look at the Digital Public Library of America, which just launched today at noon! A search for "food" with a subject term of "social life and customs" delivers over 1,500 results, all fully viewable online. Of course, there's a lot more than food at the DPLA. Better grab an organic apple -- you might be there a while!
Happy searching, and happy eating!