Friday, August 6, 2010
Local-eats ambassador Kim Fox left the Moldy Pueblo in June to start a year-long food trek from Paris to Vilnius, Lithuania—all on her trusty bicycle.
"I want to visit organic farms, farmers' markets, food banks, seed banks, nonprofit agencies, Friends of the Earth representatives and other anti-GMO (genetic modified organisms) stuff. I'll have a blog site where I'll put up video and turn this into a food-journalist trip. Right now, I'm just overwhelmed that friends and supporters want to help make this trip a reality," Fox told the Weekly in May.
Fox has had some great adventures, great meals and a recent challenge. While traveling by train from Paris to Berlin, she lost her 27-year-old Mercian bicycle:
If you have not already heard, my 27 year old Mercian bicycle has been separated from me. During the night train from Paris to Berlin, the mile long train separated and the half with my bike went to Munich. The first 48 hours of this mishap left me in shock. The next day was depression and now, with great support from my hosts here in Berlin, i have hope as we are working daily trying to locate and retrieve my trusty bike-friend. I am thinking positively, but it appears that this process may take some time. I am moving forward with my project. Next week I have an appointment with Berlin city officials to discuss their kitchen waste composting system. I am going to push them to give me a tour... from kitchen to compost. Also, the organic business in Germany is one of the largest and oldest in EU. I will bring you many stories from this fantastic country. Finally, I am working on a synopsis of my French food experience... I have gleaned some great ideas for Tucson!.. Please send positive energy that I am reunited with my bike... Thank you to all for your support!
Fox's Facebook page, "Kim Fox's Food Trek," recently reported that the Mercian was found in Munich, and she's working to get it back so she can continue her trip.
To learn and see everything Fox is up to so far, go her blog at theoriginalhoe.blogspot.com.