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This week, I thought I’d share some Thanksgiving humor from The Plaid Crew, a humor blog that I write for on occasion. First up, is the Thanksgiving scavenger hunt. See a full size version here.

For more Turkey Day humor from The Plaid Crew, visit their Thanksgiving page where you’ll get advice for surviving Thanksgiving Eve, tips for dealing with your conservative relatives, and the creepiest Bill Withers reference you’ll ever read. FYI, some of the content there is NFSW (language) so consider yourself warned.

Originally published in the Rutland County Express on Nov. 7, 2011.

In a recent edition of Kris Smith’s “Market Watch” column (appearing every Tuesday i n the Rutland Herald), Kris explained the accidental localvore phenomenon. That is, when your buying habits have become such that a given meal is locally sourced by circumstance rather than intent.

I’ve been there: reaching into the fridge, pulling out and preparing some veggies, meat or whatever and suddenly realizing halfway through the meal that it’s entirely local. It’s good feeling — not like a pat-yourself-on-the-back sort of thing, but more like, “Hey, isn’t it cool that I was able to buy all this stuff locally, from people I know and from farms I have been to?”

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