Thursday, September 30, 2010
Day 30- Eat Local Challenge Oct 2-8
When the government recommends something, I usually tend to want to run far away. But this is actually a good idea. The Ohio Department of Agriculture challenges you to eat locally grown food. For one week plan and prepare one meal every day using foods that are grown or raised in Ohio. Here is a link you can use to click on your county and accept the challenge.
Local Harvest is a fantastic site for finding local farms, farmers markets and CSA's. Ohio Proud is an Ohio-grown food and agriculture site. One of my favorite things about this time of year is picking apples. Go here to find PYO sites in Ohio. The Good Earth Guide at OFFEO is a guide to organic growers on Ohio.
Many grocery stores will also feature "locally grown" produce throughout the summer and fall.
Food Rule #19- "If it came from a plant eat it. If it was made in a plant don't."