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Born and raised in central Maine, my youth was spent mowing the lawn, kicking a soccer ball against the garage doors, and trying to sneak sugar cereal out of the kitchen cupboards after I was put to bed. More about Tim


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Being Selected

Posted at 12:13 PM on January 10, 2008 by Timothy Baird (1 Comments)

I have always wanted to do this. I have always wanted to eat locally. I have always wanted to eat seasonally - to get to know everyone at the co-op and slap high-fives with the farmers at the local market - to break free of the shackles of sugar cereal that have laid claim to me since I can remember… All of these statements are categorically false.

The first thing that readers of this blog should be aware of is that I am the kind of person that likes to be selected. Selected for what, you ask? Anything really – jury duty, customer surveys, random taste tests. I ask questions at public events (speakers, etc.) just to get called on. Of course, this inclination to be called on, or selected as it were, has led to considerable embarrassment for me on a number of occasions.

I must admit that participation in the Splendid Table’s Locavore Nation project is the highest level of “selected” that I’ve ever achieved - and I’m very excited to join in this terrific project. I fully expect to embarrass myself regularly… and perhaps I’m doing so now (often I’m oblivious to the embarrassment that I cause myself) – but I wanted to let everyone know where I’m coming from. “Selected, you say? Sure I’ll eat locally.”



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Hello, Timothy (Tim?), from fellow Locavore East blogger Autumn. Just wanted to let you know that I got a good laugh from your premiere entry. I felt like I was looking in a mirror! You know, there's a word for people like us...Hmm, now, what is it?...Oh, yeah. Suckers. :-)

Posted by Autumn Long | January 16, 2008 9:34 AM