The Summit Food Coalition is hoping to see more than 100 new community members eating locally until the end of August with its Local Food Challenge.
The challenge, which began July 1, asks residents to switch $10 of their weekly food budget to local food until the end of August. That could provide a boost of $10,000 to our local food economy.
The Summit Food Coalition is an alliance of people and organizations working to build a just, sustainable and vibrant local food system in Summit County.
Through the Local Food Challenge, the coalition is actively helping participants find farmers, makers, markets and restaurants to support. Interested residents may visit summitfoodcoalition.org to find local farmers’ markets and details about local makers and growers.
The coalition is also sending locally-inspired recipes in a weekly e-newsletter as well as storage tips for farmers’ market items.
“Part of our mission is to support local food entrepreneurs (from farmers to makers) and encourage local opportunities to aid in their success,” said Beth Knorr, executive director of Summit Food Coalition.
“A piece of the puzzle is curating knowledge from our local makers and growers and sharing details about farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture, pick- your-own farms, and others across Summit County.”
For info about the Local Food Challenge or the Summit Food Coalition, visit summitfoodcoalition.org.