Monday, August 16, 2010

ADVOCACY: Commit to Eating Locally This September: Join the NY Locavore Challenge

Ever wanted to conduct your own “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” experiment? Here’s your chance! Join the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York’s (NOFA-NY) Locavore Challenge this September and pledge to only eat locally and sustainably produced food for a day, a week, or an entire month.

How local is “local”?

According to the Challenge rules, all foods must be produced within 250 miles of where you live. Don’t worry, you won’t have to give up your morning coffee fix: The kind folks at NOFA-NY allow you to choose up to five ingredients that can’t be sourced locally, but that you absolutely can’t live without.

Where do I find that much local food in New York City?

Chubby Bunny, of course! Also, once you register to participate in the challenge for at least a week (and pay a nominal fee), NOFA-NY will send you a resource packet that includes a listing of in-season foods, suggested pantry items/shopping list, sample menu plans, and featured recipes from local chefs. You will also receive a directory of local farmer’s markets, co-ops, participating grocery stores and restaurants, and a copy of the 2010 Organic Food Guide.

NOFA-NY will be available for phone and email support throughout the month, and will be actively blogging and tweeting recipes and meal suggestions for participants.

How do I register?

Click here to sign up and learn more about the challenge.

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