The time has come for us to retire this project. Bittersweetly. This is to say thank you for reading, coming out, arguing, sharing, drinking, pickling, and, of course, eating with us.
When we launched this in the summer of 2008, it was absolutely without any expectations. So every time we hosted an event and people turned out, we were amazed. And every time we posted something that prompted a strong response, we were surprised someone was paying attention. It’s been incredibly instructive and satisfying and fun. We feel like we’ve learned a lot about grassroots organizing, the sway of collective knowledge and how technology can be used to build community IRL. (That’s in real life, LOL.)
Perhaps the biggest and best surprise was meeting a handful of people who became our closest and most wonderful friends. For this we are very, very grateful.
But we each have other areas of interest and other, more focused food projects to pursue. Kristi (says Darry) should be directing her brilliant anger at subverting the economic inequality she sees so keenly, and Darry (says Kristi) should be investing herself in the photography she enjoys and is sometimes good at. Also, we’re getting gay married next summer (!), and the preparations for this are another project entirely.
We are very proud of Boston Localvores. Sometimes we would fret about how we couldn’t say succinctly what exactly it was that we were, but in hindsight we believe that defying definition and convention was probably a good thing.
We plan to leave this site up for a little while longer, in a kind of virtual hibernation, while the information is still current.
Please continue to subvert the corporate industrial food complex by eating real, local food.
Kristi + Darry