A Month of Eating Locally

At the BlogHer '08 panel discussion, "What We Believe: Tools for Online Fundraising and Activism", Catherine Connors, founder of BlogHers Act Canada, talked about the importance of using blogs to get people spreading the word about issues they are passionate about, whether they be political, enivonmental or personal in nature. It's just important to get people talking and writing about the things they care about.  This is precisely what we've been doing at BlogHers Act Canada all year long.  Throughout the month of July, we've been discussing local eating.

We've discussed the meaning of eating locally

I analyzed my breakfast on a random morning to see how much of it was supportive of the local food movement, referring to the concept of the 100-Mile Diet

I visited farmer's markets and Pick-Your-Own farms with a friend to gather locally-grown food to eat at home.

I investigated several services that offer front-door delivery of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, eggs and meat.

And finally, this week, we looked across the country to find community leaders among restaurant chefs, to find restaurants that place an emphasis on including locally grown food on their menus. 

In short, we've discovered that there are many, many ways to eat locally, regardless of budget, regardless of diet, regardless of lifestyle or location. 

The local food movement is growing, and with the help of thoughtful bloggers who write about the things they are passionate about, who communicate their appreciation for the use of locally grown food at restaurants in their neighbourhoods, it will continue to grow!

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