Monday, August 30, 2010

Posting What I Eat

I've been thinking about what made an initially really tough challenge (four years ago) easier and easier as each year has gone by and determined that it was learning what others eat. I can recall participating in the Challenge in 2007, listening to my tummy growling, and thinking, "What are my friends eating. They must have come up with something." Consequently, starting tomorrow I will post as often as I can--trying for daily--what I am eating. Hopefully this will offer some creative ideas and reassurances that there is no starving while taking the Eat Local Challenge. I hope that others will share their culinary ideas as well.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

2 Days 'til the Challenge. Plan to buy some chicken!

McDowell Family Farms will be processing chicken this Tuesday Aug. 31 at their farm in Draper and will be selling it fresh that day. Whatever is not sold fresh will be sold frozen. The chickens are White Plymouth Rock breed as well as Delawares. You can check out their blog at

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

4 Days to Go

Start making meal plans based on what is in season. Visiting a farmers market will help to inspire you, and you can find all local recipes here: Recipes

Monday, August 23, 2010

5 Days to Go

A tip to get us all ready for the Challenge:
Be sure to use up any perishables that are non-local.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Updates to Food Source List

I just made a whole bunch of updates to the Food Source Lists (find them in the left-hand sidebar--scroll down). If you're shopping this week to prepare you for the Challenge, you may want to plan your shopping by visiting these lists first...And you may be surprised at just how much delicious, local fare there is!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We're on Facebook

We are on Facebook at Eat Local Salt Lake City. Join discussions, meet other localvores, and find tips about eating locally.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Local Shopping

Start preparing for the Challenge by shopping the local farmers markets. You can find a list of markets (organized by city) here. With different market days, times, and products, you will likely find one that fits your lifestyle.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Locavores with an Altitude

Check out this Park City group that is also "committed to education, demonstration, and community action to promote growing and sourcing our food locally." They have a number of events coming up. Locavores with an Altitude