Field & Fork Network

Take the NY Locavore Challenge!

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm

This September, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) is launching its 2nd Annual NY Locavore Challenge. The NY Locavore Challenge is a first of its kind, month-long campaign aimed at engaging consumers across the state in actively supporting the local organic food movement.  

The Locavore challenge starts with the theory “vote with your dollar,” and takes it a few steps further. Participants will be supporting both local economy and encouraging organic and sustainable growing practices. Every dollar spent on food goes to local farms and businesses, and every social action made helps to make a louder voice to representatives about in the farm-to-table movement. The goal is for 5,000 people to join.

The challenge is customizable. Choose a level and mini-challenges, which can be in a specific community, according to the team’s schedule. Even writing a letter, clicking Like on Facebook, or trying just one new local organic food item during September, helps your favorite farm.

The options are:

Bite-Sized (3 mini-challenges),

Meal-Sized (6 mini-challenges) or a

Feast-Sized  (9 mini-challenges).

Then choose mini-challenges (just 1, 2, or 3 from each category depending upon commitment level) from these categories: Grow, Cook, Eat; Join the Movement; and Take Action.

Registration FREE and is available online at www.NYLocavoreChallenge.com or by calling the NOFA-NY office at 585-271-1979 ext. 512.

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