Eat Local America Challenge at RVM

Attention All Locavores
By CISA

River Valley Market Co-Op - (c) Sienna Wildfield

River Valley Market Co-Op - (c) Sienna Wildfield

How local can you go? Starting August 15th, Northampton’s River Valley Market will be hosting a month-long “Eat Local America” challenge, along with seventy other co-ops accross the country, to encourage community members to utilize more local foods in their diet. The local food celebration will feature sales on local products, recipe cards, and cooking demos throughout the challenge. The Co-op will be featuring local foods beyond the produce department including milk, fresh meat, fish, cheese, wine, and even prepared foods in the Quarry Cafe.

Community members are welcome to sign-up for the challenge at the customer service desk at the Co-op. Participants can choose their level of involvement and the duration of their commitment-from local produce for a particular meal to 100% of their diet for a month. Each day, local prizes will be awarded to challenge participants by raffle, including one final grand prize. The sooner you sign up, the more chances you have to win prizes. So, if you want to challenge your regular purchasing patterns, consider taking this opportunity to test out your local food savy with the Co-op’s support.

1 Comment

  1. Casey said,

    August 13, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I think this is wonderful! Anyone taking part of this challenge? We’re going to try (me and my daughter). Feedback from other families participating would be helpful.

    Casey


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