It’s a living experiment in local eating to reconnect you with your food, your local farmers, the seasons, and the landscape you live in.
When the average American family sits down to eat, most ingredients typically travel at least 1,500 miles from farm to plate.
With the 'Eat Local Week Challenge' you challenge yourself to eat only foods grown, produced and sold within 100 miles of your home. By eating locally raised foods, we are not only supporting local farmers, we are cutting down on the carbon footprint used to transport our food.
1. All foods consumed during the week must be made from locally grown, raised or produced items. The goal is to learn where our food comes from and to recognize the small farms and businesses in our area. Making foods at home from non-local ingredients does not count as “locally produced”.
2. “Marco Polo” Exceptions: include salt and spices, olive oil and sugar.
3. Three Life Lines: pick three non-local items to use for the week. These items could include such things as bananas, rice or a meal out at a restaurant.
Anyone else participating??