West Georgia Locavore Challenge Kick Off Party
By Millie on in Event Updates
Challenge for West Georgia Residents to Eat Locally
West Georgia Locavore Challenge Kick Off Party to be held June 30th, 2013
CARROLLTON, GA (June 17th, 2013) – An active group of citizens are facilitating a campaign to support local farms and businesses. The West Georgia Locavore Challenge is a month-long campaign aimed at challenging people to include locally grown foods in their diet. Participants can select commitment levels that work for them; from eating one locally sourced item a day to sourcing 90% of their food locally. Participants also receive invitations to potlucks and educational discussions and movies held in their community and on local farms.
In addition to individuals committing to eat locally, the Challenge is a chance for local restaurants to meet farmers at the Kick Off Party and to commit to using at least one item each day on their menu from a local producer. By doing so, these restaurants become Locavore Challenge Partner Businesses for the month of July.
Paul Feather, owner of Full Life Farm, a Locavore Challenge Partner Business, says “This month we want people to see that their food choices can support local family farms and business while also improving their health, the health of the land here and strengthening our local economy.”
Carrollton resident, Josh Niesse, states, “If we were all locavores, think of how much more of our dollars would stay right here in our community! Not to mention we would be supporting our farmers and independent businesses around town.”
Participants can register for the challenge at the W GA Locavore website: www.westgalocavore.com. The site provides useful resources on why to eat and buy locally, and how to contact local food producers. It also lists Locavore Challenge Partner Businesses, and provides recipes for all that is in season and grown locally throughout West GA in July.
The West GA Locavore Challenge Kick Off Party will be held at the AMP in Carrollton June 30th, 4 to 6 p.m. Live music by Sourwood Honey, farm stands from local farmers, and free taste tests of locally made dishes will be made available.