Saturday, July 26, 2008

Challenge 2008- NEWS UPDATE

Hi all! Eat Local Challenge 2008 has begun! This year Wasatch Community Gardens and Slow Food Utah will once again be participating and Tree Utah and The People's Market will host events also. These organizations will be posting news on their websites and stay tuned as this blog will report on events, resources, recipes, etc. from you and fellow challengers. Currently we are having technical difficulties on the resource pages (they look like the front page) but scroll down to 2007 and submit any helpful comments on the corresponding resource pages there. The best part about this experiences is all the information we can learn from one another!
Below are the events happening for the Challenge, it is a great way to meet people, get healthy and become aware of all the great foods our area has to offer! We look forward to seeing you at some of these events! Sincerely, Andrea and Mike Heidinger

· Monday, August 11th, 5:30 PM - Pasta & Sauce Making Party - Join us at our home to prepare some ready-made local pasta and sauce for your busier days during the challenge. Please RSVP so we know how many to plan for, and we can tell you what to bring and how to get here! –Home of Mike and Andrea Heidinger RSVP:

· Saturday, August 16th from 6-9 pm - Eat Local Kickoff Event - local produce and foods that can be found at the People’s Market; a locally grown food-swap will be an exciting focus of the gathering; information on sourcing edible amenities; meet your fellow Localvores! – Home of Kyle LaMalfa, 150 South 800 West

· August 22, from 7:45-10:30 pm The Wasatch Community Gardens’ Eat Local Movie Night Enjoy a summer night with good company, homemade food, and a great movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or chair and a local-ingredient dish with the recipe to share. - Tomato Garden, 600 S 800 E

· August 23, 6 PM - Urban Harvest Celebration at TreeUtah’s EcoGardenHarvest Celebrations are a time to honor, celebrate, and share in the bounty of local agriculture, to encourage people to reconnect to the land and the seasons, and to understand the benefits of having local gardens and eating locally grown food. Please join us for food, music, and lots of fun as we share in the harvest of our food forest garden. EcoGarden at Day-Riverside Library1575 West 1000 North Please RVSP by calling TreeUtah at 801-364-2122.


P~ said...

I have posted a link to this on "A Greener Utah" and will also be linkin to it from my primary blog "A Posse ad esse"
Also, I am currently refining some locally harvested salt from the deposits on the shore of the Salt Lake. Check in soon for that story. Best of luck to you all!

Andrea and Mike said...

"p"- Your posts are great- thanks! Any chance we could trade some within 100 miles of SLC flour for some of your salt?

Anonymous said...

Below is a link to another localvore who is taking the challenge at!

P~ said...

Andrea, I wish I had read this reply from you guys sooner, I would have brought you some of the salt down, I was just in SLC on Thurday to be on Radiowest, did you catch it by any chance? Anyway, I know your challenge runs through September so, if you'd like, let me know how I can get a hold of you and the next time I'm down there I'd be more that happy to give you some, no trade necessary, I'd just love to help support you both. Unless you're planning on coming up toward Davis county any time soon, in which case I could meet you somewhere. You can email me at pgmyspace @ gmail dot com (remove spaces and add an actual dot) if you're really interested. Geez I'm wordy, forgive me. Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

Andrea and Mike said...

People’s Market is hosting their 3rd Annual Seed Swap on Sat., Jan. 31. The event will take place at the Sorensen Unity Center, 1383 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, from 5-7 p.m. So gather up your leftover vegetable and flower seeds from last year, bring your friends, and trade with local garden enthusiasts and farmers! If you have no seeds, come anyway, and you can receive some free seeds to start your new garden.

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Susan said...

There's a very entertaining video from High Country News about their intern's decision to "eat local" for a day