Lady Locavore Reaches 10,000 Hits!

10,000 Hits! 10,000 Reasons To Eat Local, Eat Healthy and Eat Organic!

I am so excited LADY LOCAVORE blog is doing so well, thanks to all of you bloggers and followers out there.  I wish to take this time to thank each and every one who has come to visit Lady Locavore, and to spend some time browsing through all the information and ideas.  After-all this blog’s for you!

The fact that you enjoy Lady Locavore is the thanks I get from seeing your visits and watching my stats grow daily.  So far, this March, 2011 is my busiest all-time month. Hits are coming from all parts of the world.  I thought I was doing well when I received my first piece of spam back in July 2010.  I was so thrilled to imagine that even a spammer thought my blog was spam worthy!  10,000 hits in 9 months is amazing!  Lady Locavore has been seen and read from the following places from all over the world in the past few weeks:

  • London, Ontario, Canada
  • Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Olympia, Washington, USA
  • Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Vietnam
  • Gainsville, Florida, USA
  • Jamaica, New York, USA
  • Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
  • Brooklyn New York, USA
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia USA
  • Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Paris, Ile-de-France, France
  • Sainte-Thrse, Quebec, Canada
  • Akron, Ohio, USA
  • San Leandro, California, USA
  • Kirkland, Washington, USA
  • Clinton, Maryland, USA
  • Viladecns, Cataluna, Spain
  • Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Kailua Kona, Hawaii, USA
  • Murieta, California, USA
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Mixco, Guatemala
  • Hilo, Hawaii, DC, USA
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Garden Grove, California, USA
  • Irving, Texas, USA
  • Miami, Florida, USA
  • Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jamison, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
  • Lakeville, Minnesota, USA
  • Horse Cave, Kentucky, USA
  • Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Akranes, Borgarfjardarsysla, Iceland
  • Qormi, Malta
  • Lake Charles, Louisana, USA
  • Waurika, Oklahoma, USA
  • Moulineaux, Haute-Normandie, France
  • State College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
  • Berne, Bern, Switzerland
  • New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Port Orchard, Washington, USA
  • Feasterville Trevose, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Kingston, New York, USA
  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Tuscon, Arizona, USA
  • Laguna Niguel, California, USA
  • Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Sheffield, England
  • Berlin, Germany
  • South Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
  • Farmington, Michigan, USA
  • Instanbul, Turkey
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Houston, Texas, USA
  • Midland, Michigan, USA
  • Albany, New York, USA
  • Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
  • San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • East Northport, New York, USA
  • Republic of Korea
  • Danbury, Connecticut, USA
  • Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
  • Slinger, Wisconsin, USA
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  • Lake Forest, California, USA

As time has passed, I have explored many topics and foods that I find interesting, and of course through chatting with you, I have also been fed with even more ideas to share.  I plan to focus on the farm and agriculture and of course give away more books and do more recipes.  I so love your feedback.

Because you have been such loyal followers of Lady Locavore, I would like to reward you and thank you with a special gift.  Lady Locavore with the help of Thomas Allen & Son Publishers would like to give away free books.  The Locavore Way, by Amy Cotler and The Earthbound Cook, by Myra Goodman

All you have to do is to help complete my list of 10,000 Reasons To Eat Local, Eat Healthy and Eat Organic.  I have started the list with the first 100 reasons, now it’s your turn.  I will randomly choose the winners of the books on April 8th. To win, Leave Your Reason at the end of this post to get your entries in and good luck!

10,000 Reasons To Eat Local, Eat Healthy and Eat Organic!

  1. You are what you eat.
  2. Food is your best medicine.
  3. Healthier soil means, healthier water, birds, worms, animals, plants, air, and you.
  4. Taste is so much better with truer flavors.
  5. No pesticides in your food.
  6. Enjoy learning about making good food choices.
  7. Feeding our children well.
  8. Reducing our toxic load.
  9. Feeling like we are doing something right.
  10. Reducing off-farm pollution.
  11. Protecting our future generations.
  12. Assisting our family of farmers.
  13. Eating with a connection to our community.
  14. Promoting biodiversity.
  15. Celebrating agriculture.
  16. Supporting our true economy.
  17. Making less time driving to the grocery store.
  18. Protecting soil quality.
  19. Protecting the health of our farmers.
  20. Discover juicing for yourself.
  21. Helping small and local organic farmers.
  22. Teaching ourselves and our children how to make healthy choices.
  23. Foods at their freshest.
  24. Saving our bee population, earth’s pollinators.
  25. It’s just a better choice!
  26. Combatting the fast food epidemic.
  27. Passing by the imported produce section.
  28. Cutting transportation costs.
  29. A simple way to go Green.
  30. Getting back to grass-roots.
  31. Bringing our past to the future.
  32. Conscientious lifestyle choices.
  33. Better Phytonutrients.
  34. No great risk of food poisoning.
  35. No chemical preservatives.
  36. Better quality of overall health and well-being.
  37. GMO free.
  38. Improved Immune function.
  39. Reduced allergies.
  40. Heritage crop preservation.
  41. Job creation.
  42. Keeping in touch with the seasons.
  43. The topic for a wonderful story with friends!
  44. Protecting us from bio-terrorism.
  45. More food variety.
  46. Supporting responsible land development.
  47. Respecting our bodies.
  48. It makes me happy!
  49. Saving our Energy Resources.
  50. No synthetic Fertilizers.
  51. Nourish your “Inner” aspect.
  52. Drug free milk.
  53. Support a Neighbour.
  54. Food ripens on the vine not in the store.
  55. Save the landfill from unnecessary packaging.
  56. Smaller Carbon Footprint.
  57. Promoting innovative research.
  58. Fighting against global warming.
  59. More energy to your body.
  60. Better, clearer skin.
  61. Satisfy your sweet tooth.
  62. Meet new friends in the community.
  63. Makes shopping easier, everything’s picked out for you.
  64. Meal planning has been done for you when you join a CSA.
  65. Exploring new recipes.
  66. Increased sperm count.
  67. Supports Sustainable practices.
  68. Resurrecting the bread machine.
  69. Our food is not exposed to gas ripening.
  70. Makes eating at home worth the time and effort.
  71. Discovering new Vegetables.
  72. Allows people to reconnect with the earth.
  73. Eliminates the middleman.
  74. Respect for our farmers and their talent.
  75. Making your own Jam.
  76. Freezing your own veggies.
  77. Buying a salad spinner.
  78. Food tastes the way it did 100 years ago.
  79. Can take part in the 100 mile diet challenge.
  80. Teach yourself how to blanch.
  81. Teach yourself how to freeze.
  82. Discover Canning.
  83. Making your own spaghetti sauce.
  84. Becoming a Locavore.
  85. Discover how many ways to prepare squash.
  86. Discover modern homesteading.
  87. Enjoy eating from field to fork.
  88. This cabbage, these potatoes, these onions will soon become me!
  89. Becoming an awesome chef, with little experience.
  90. Make organic loving Jillian Michaels Proud!
  91. Feeling proud knowing where your food is coming from.
  92. Behind every good meal is a farmer who fought against drought, hailstorm or insect attack.
  93. Exercise for your muscles by carrying your CSA box home each week.
  94. Gwyneth Paltrow’s doing it, after-all she named her kid Apple!
  95. Make it a fun family event.
  96. Focus on veggies with more vegetarian and vegan recipes!
  97. To join Green Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz.
  98. Fresh produce is the fastest fast-food there is.
  99. Why compete with Mother Nature?
  100. If it feels good DO IT!

There are lots of reasons for doing something right. What is yours?

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8 Responses to Lady Locavore Reaches 10,000 Hits!

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  2. Joanne and Amanda! You have just been randomly picked to receive one of my books! I hope you enjoy reading The Locavore Way or The Earthbound Cook book. Congratulations and thanks for your wonderful words!
    Samira, Kelly, kinzyblogs, Amanda and Joanne, I know you all have a great dedication to living and eating well. Thank you for following my adventure and learning along the way hopefully from my passion. Here’s to 10,000 more reasons to Eat Local, Eat Organic, and Eat Healthy!
    Lady Locavore 🙂


  3. Samira D. says:

    LOL at using a daikon radish as a weapon….

    – Sourcing local food makes for great day trips
    – Trying new foods not found at large supermarkets and discovering tomatoes, broccoli and other produce comes in a variety of colours
    – Making organic fancy salads that would be envied by upscale bistros for a fraction of the cost
    – I happily get to explain what I’m eating to puzzled coworkers and friends
    – For the purely selfish reason of the excitement of getting a surprise item in my CSA box
    – Supporting local families/businesses


  4. Kelly Pedro says:

    To teach my children to eat where they live!
    Support the local economy and farmer.
    To give thanks to the farmer who worked from dawn til dusk to feed our family.


  5. kinziblogs says:

    Lady Locavore., thanks for visiting my blog today over the wordpress April Fool’s joke. Even though it wasn’t funny for you, I am so glad, as I finally found the word I was looking for: locavore!

    I just started writing an article about an organic garden in Amman, Jordan (so add me to your stat list!) and knew I had heard a clever word for those who eat food grown near by. Your comment jogged my memory. Hope you gave a great day!


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  7. Amanda says:

    * expand your community by getting to know like minded ‘neighbours’
    * leave a softer footprint
    *help sustain agriculture with morals
    *give those blue-eyed Miller kids something to do!
    *expand your vegetable horizons by trying something new
    *remind yourself how real, straight from the garden, food tastes
    *remind yourself that real veggies come covered in dirt and possibly a bug or two
    *remind yourself that grocery store produce went through many steps (and not necessarily health preserving steps) to look the way it does
    *cut down the number of people that have touched your food before you do
    *use a daikon radish as a weapon if necessary!


  8. Jo-Anne says:

    – keep your hard earned dollars in the local economy
    – put a face to who provides your food
    – set a sustainable example for how your children will need to live


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