Keeping it Local

To piggyback on the BLT challenge this summer, this fall we are taking part in the Keep it Local challenge organised by the lovely Erin who I met in Boston at the Healthy Living Summit in August.

The premise of this challenge is simple:

– The challenge starts September 1st and ends September 27th;
– We will put together one meal per week that is made up of all local* ingredients;
– On Sunday of each week during the challenge we will send Erin a photo of the meal and a little write-upincluding where our food came from (i.e. the farmers market, the actual farm it came from, a local shop, grandma’s backyard etc…). Erin will post all of the entries on the following Monday.* Erin says: It’s up to you to define “local” – ideally it’s within 200 miles, but you may decide to consider your entire state or your region as local…this isn’t strict, but try to create guidelines for yourself that ARE a challenge.

Next week’s meal will be easy – a BLT, of course! The thinking caps are on for this Sunday’s entry…

10 Responses to Keeping it Local

  1. Conor @ HoldtheBeef September 5, 2009 at 13:08 #

    Great initiative! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  2. eatlivetravelwrite September 5, 2009 at 13:25 #

    Thanks Conor – me too!! 😉

  3. Myrtille September 5, 2009 at 14:31 #

    Great! keep me posted…

  4. penny aka jeroxie September 5, 2009 at 15:43 #

    This will be a nice challenge indeed!

  5. eatlivetravelwrite September 5, 2009 at 15:45 #

    Penny – yes, I am excited! It is actually pretty easy to get local stuff where we live so we will be spoiled for choice!

    Myrtille – bien sĂ»r! Watch this space!

  6. K a b l o o e y September 5, 2009 at 20:11 #

    Again, I will enjoy eating vicariously. September's daunting to me, so I don't want to make commitments, but I do eat "local" a lot as well as go to restaurants that use local ingredients.

    It was easier when I lived in Brooklyn, however.

  7. eatlivetravelwrite September 6, 2009 at 01:59 #

    Kablooey – no worries – you can live vicariously through us anytime. As long as we get to hear Moochie singing in the car from time to time!

  8. Food lover September 6, 2009 at 08:13 #

    there are so many good farmers markets in melbourne – eating local is the way

  9. eatlivetravelwrite September 6, 2009 at 12:35 #

    Food lover – yes – we are quite lucky here too about being able to get local stuff. Had this challenge been 10 years ago, maybe not so much…

  10. The Best Family October 13, 2009 at 03:24 #

    what a great initiative, and great challenge. have you read barbara kingsolver's book animal, vegetable, mineral?

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