This year's Salt Lake Eat Local Challenge began August 28, 2010! Join the celebration of local healthy choices by eating food that is produced no more than 250 miles from your home. Learn how others have participated so you can chart a course that will work for you. You can find food sources, events, books, and articles below.
1. Gather your leftover vegetable & flower seeds from last year.
2. Have no seeds? Come anyway and we’ll give you some to start.
3. Bring your friends to the Seed Swap.
4. Trade or donate your seeds with local garden enthusiasts & farmers.
5. Use your new seeds to start or expand your space with variety.
Also accepting non-perishable donations for local food banks.
Developing a greater awareness about our food—that’s what the Eat Local Challenge is about. While the “standard” Challenge is described as consuming only foods from within a 250 mile radius for a whole month, whatever makes this experience fun and educational (and a challenge to you) is valid.
Is this your first year for the whole family? Consider doing one week of completely local. Are you feeling really strapped for time and realizing that there are really no ready-made meals available locally? Try choosing a couple of food groups such as produce and meats and just be true to those. (You’ll save time on not having to make pasta or bread.)
However you challenge yourself this year—have fun and enjoy learning about your food consumption!This blog is written by authors who are interested in building community while supporting our local economy and global ecology.