I just got a new job! Officially my first “real world” job, I am now a sales ambassador for MM Local, a company based in Boulder, CO that buys local, organic produce from farmers along the Front Range, cans it with minimal additives, and sells it all year round. Essentially, their mission is to become the leading national brand for authentic local food and inspire other communities to adopt the same values. I’m very excited about this job, as I will be doing demos at places like Whole Foods Market and get to spend days at farmer’s markets when they open back up for the summer!
I’m really excited about this job for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I think one of the most accessible ways to help not only our planet, but ourselves, is localizing food production and consumption. This would significantly reduce the use of fossil fuels at multiple levels, including those of production and transportation of goods. It would also cut the majority of processed foods out of our diets because we would be eating fresh, whole foods rather than packaged foods high in sodium and saturated fats. This is what I hope to teach people in my life, and I want to help our global society move towards sustainability, which starts at the local level. On top of that, I get free samples to eat! I just got jars of pickled beets, curried beets, tomatoes with rosemary, two different types of applesauce, and our mild pepper blend. I’m starting to cook with them and learn which ingredients go well with other things, which is not only fun for me but will help me with my job when I get questions about how to use the ingredients! I’ll keep you guys posted on the recipes I find and come up with. Wish me luck!