Rebecca ReisMiller left and Trish Strawn fulfilled their promise to eat only local food for three months

Rebecca Reis-Miller (left) and Trish Strawn fulfilled their promise to eat only local food for three months.

SN EXTRA: Living La Vida Local

“I believe we should eat from home. We would be healthier, we would be happier, and we would be better off economically." — Trish Strawn, chair, Florida Food Policy Council

Rebecca Reis-Miller and her friend Trish Strawn thought it would be easy: A three-month promise to eat only local foods. After all, how hard could it be? They live in Florida, the Sunshine State, one of the busiest food-producing states in the country.

The food activists were in for a surprise.

“Here I am Ms. Local Food and I didn’t know where to get [it] the first day of my challenge, so how’s an average person going to know?” said Strawn.&nbs

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