Buying local is about supporting the local economy (no matter where you are), but most importantly, it’s about learning. Learning about food, learning about health and nutrition, learning about the local economy. Buying locally grown foods supports many aspects of daily life than you might know, and this Challenge is a great opportunity to find out how.
Here are the criteria that will help you know what to do during the challenge:
Local is? Local foods can be defined as anything grown within a 250-mile radius of your current location. Here in DC, that translates to Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
But where? It’s not a problem if you’re out of town for work or for vacation, just eat local to that area. It will be fun to ask around the city your visiting to identify restaurants with local menus or farmer’s markets you can visit for a snack.
And who? Tell everyone. Spread the buy local buzz wherever you go and be sure to invite folks to visit the website and/or join the blog.
So when? Whenever you can. This Challenge is self-regulated. Commit goals for yourself and strive to meet them based on your deadlines. Pick a daily objective, weekly objective, or a monthly objective. Work with what’s right for you.
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