Saturday, September 18, 2010

Box Day Contest -- Farmer's Market

Because I like reading as much as knitting, this month's contest will again feature one of my favorite books, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

In the book, Kingsolver journals about the year her family spent as loca-voreseating ONLY local foods or whatever they grew or raised themselves. 

Correctly answer TWO multiple choice questions from the book for a chance to win TWO hanks of this Green Apple Wool. The winner will be chosen at random. Let me know if you post on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter, etc. about my Etsy shop. Your name will be entered once for each post.

100% Wool, 150 yards, upcycled from a J.Crew sweater
Hint: Answers can B deduced by context clues. I want it to B fun!

1.  Americans put almost as much fossil fuel into their refrigerators as their cars. Each food item in a typical U.S. meal has traveled an average of ________  miles. 
  • a. 15 miles
  • b. 1500 miles
  • c. 150 miles
    2.  Kingsolver explains that small changes in buying habits can make a big difference:  "If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country's oil consumption by over ________  of oil every week."
    • a. 1.1 million gallons
    • b. 1.1 million barrels
    • c.  it doesn't matter, meat and vegetables grow in supermarkets
    The winner will be announced on Monday evening, September 20.
    Have fun visiting your local farmer's market this weekend :)


    1. I loved this book.

      My answers:
      1. c
      2. b

    2. I've been wanting to read this book ... I'm glad to hear it so highly recommended!

      My answers are 1. b, 2. b.

    3. 1b, 2b

      Thanks for the great contest!

    4. This is a wonderful contest and I really need to read at least one Kingsolver book. (bad Alice!) But as to the answers, taking your hints to heart and thinking about how many produce trucks I see on I-80 every day, my guesses are 1b and 2b. Love the idea of upcycled wool too. Thanks for the contest.