Saturday, September 12, 2009

Eat Local at Area Restaurants

Great news! You don't have to sequester yourself in your home and cook every meal you eat. So far, two restaurants have hopped on board with the Eat Local Challenge.

The Tin Angel Cafe
offering Locavore Saturdays AND Locavore Special upon request any day of the week
This means you can eat there any day of the week and stick with the Challenge!
365 West 400 South in Salt Lake City
Reservations reconmended.


Check back for the details.
878 South 900 East in Salt Lake City
Reservations recommended.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tips to Prepare You for the Challenge

Make ingredients such as tortillas, pasta, sauces, and clarified butter in bulk so you have some for future meals.

Make enough dinner for leftovers. Making food from scratch takes a lot of time so the more you make from meal to meal the more you can use for a follow-up meal the next day. Or freeze and use a few weeks later.

Scour the Recipe and Local Food Sources (look in the left-hand sidebar) sections of the Blog. Veteran Challengers have put together a wealth of information.

Tell people that you are doing the Challenge. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the amount of support out there--folks may even start giving you some of their own local bounty!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Eat Local Challenge Kick-Off Event and Crop Swap

Saturday, September 12th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
sponsored by People’s Market

It's about to begin, folks!
Bring food you have grown or preserved to exchange with other local food lovers and Eat Local Challenge participants so you can be stocked up and ready to go. Whether or not you have local food to trade, come meet other Challengers and join in the celebration.

You may also bring the following to enliven the celebration:
a dish incorporating local ingredients (or go for the gold and be entirely local)
a local recipe to share
local source tips
your questions

People’s Market Business Office (Home of Kyle LaMalfa)
150 South 800 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Drink Local

Excellent news from The Desert Edge Brewery, Radius will be back in three weeks! Now we can drink locally as well.