Eat local with us this Summer!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Registration for One Local Summer is now closed.
For several years, Liz from the now-defunct blog Pocket Farm organized and hosted One Local Summer, a challenge to prepare one meal each week using locally grown ingredients. I really enjoyed participating, and was sad to see Liz close up shop. In that grand tradition, Farm to Philly is hosting its own One Local Summer project,
specifically for the Mid-Atlantic states (Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia). Edited to note: Farm to Philly will now be hosting the entire One Local Summer project - national and international participants welcome!
Participants will be expected to make one meal each week using locally grown ingredients (we use the typical 100 mile radius definition - your definition may vary). The permissible exceptions to this rule are oil, salt and pepper, and spices. June 1 is a Sunday this year, which makes it the perfect day to start the challenge! Make your meal and post about it on your blog (or send us an email with details if you don’t have a blog) - we’ll swing by on Sunday each week to get the details, and a post will go up here on Monday detailing the fantastic meals everyone had the week prior.
The final day of the challenge will be Sunday, August 31.
I found this to be a really motivating challenge over all, and it really challenged me to find new sources for locally grown foods. Your meals don’t have to be fancy and complicated - just made from locally grown ingredients! Interested? Leave a comment and we’ll keep you posted!