How easy it is to eat local in July when there is lots of lovely produce in the garden. It would have been much more difficult without, as it's so hard to find local vegetables for sale. Even the Hog and Hen Farm shop just a few miles from home gets most of it's stuff from a regional fruit and veg wholesaler - I happened to be there as they were unloading crates of all sorts.
The things which were needed that are not local were yeast and milk powder (why do bread-maker recipes always use milk powder?) salt, pepper,cornflour, tubes of garlic and tomato puree and coffee of course. I also 'cheated' and ate shop-bought apples (which come all the way from New-Zealand!) because of not having much fruit from the garden. My eating apples are still several weeks away from being ready to eat.
I ate hardly any meat all week so still have the local sausages in the freezer plus local flour, rape seed oil in the cupboard and the Hill Farm Garlic Mayonnaise(which is very tasty) in the fridge.
Breakfast with the local honey on toast never got tedious and sandwich or that fruit meringue for lunch was good plus finding different ways to eat Aubergines was interesting.
All in all a good few days experiment.
I've now done this "sort-of" challenge in November and July - so perhaps I'd better do it again it in late winter and the middle of spring...........could be difficult.