by the editors
As you are ringing in the new year of 2007, please take a moment to mark your calendars for the September 2007 Eat Local Challenge. In association with the Locavores, this site will sponsor an international month-long event in which over 1000 participants will challenge themselves to eat within a pre-determined radius of their home. Because this challenge will be occurring during the harvest season in most locations, there will be a particular emphasis on canning, preserving, and learning to put food up for the winter.
If you are interested in participating in this challenge, please sign up for email updates on the Locavores site or check back on this site for updates in the next few months. You can also sign up to receive an email whenever a post is written on this site by finding the "get email updates" section on this page in the right-hand column.
Why do we choose to eat local? Read our 10 Reasons to Eat Local.
Interested in eating local and need some tips? Read our tips for the Eat Local Challenge.
If you would like to read about challenges that we have participated in, please refer to the list below.
We look forward to your joining us in September 2007!