Will you join me?
For the week commencing April 1 – April 7th I will be supporting local farmers and business. This is not something new for my family and I, we do this as routine.
I will be participating in the challenge to broaden my knowledge of local producers. I think that I have become a little too comfortable with my regular haunts and favourite suppliers around town. I am not going to be ditching any of my favorites, but I do think there is room to discover some more. I would like to share some of the things I have learned about the producers in my area, and tips on how you can do the same in your own area.
You can read more about the challenge at the Local Harvest website or read on:
One of the aims of the Local Harvest Challenge is to encourage people to find good food close to you.
You can participate in the challenge by taking a bite sized, meal sized or feast sized challenge.
Bite Sized – choose 1 local item per day to add to your diet
Meal Sized – choose two or more things per day
Feast Sized – Eat only locally produced sustainable food for the week.
*Note: you are allowed 5 wild cards (eg: coffee) to help you get through the week.
You may also choose to complete some related activities. Find many examples on the Local Harvest site.
My participation in the week will revolve around activities and the sharing of information. I would like to use this space to provide information and inspiration to hopefully motivate you to consider how you shop and some ways you can support your local producers.
My aims for the week are :
- Discover a new local market I have not previously attended
- Meet some new local producers and/or suppliers of local produce
- Visit and meet some local businesses promoting local produce
- Attend a local food swap
- Learn to make something new from scratch
- Continue to eat food from our garden and from local producers as normal
Will you join me to support local farmers and find some lovely new food choices near you ?
Which challenge will you take? Bite, Meal or Feast sized?
If you would like to go local for the week, please leave me a comment below and be sure to follow on Facebook to share your week.
You never know, it may be be the start of something new and fabulous for you and your family (it was for us!)
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