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Local Harvest Challenge 2013 – Our Challenge (on a budget)

March 31, 2013

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I can’t believe it has almost been a year since our last (and first) Local Harvest Challenge. We are signed up again for this year.

Our chalenge, that I have signed up for (did I really sign up for all this? goodness) is the below:

So what’s your challenge?

  1. Don’t use the supermarkets this week – shop at local independent grocers, butchers and delis
  2. Shop at a farmers’ market
  3. Source farm-gate produce
  4. Buy cruelty free eggs (laid by happy chooks!)
  5. Source free-range or organic meats
  6. Go foraging! – eat edible weeds
  7. Harvest and eat food from your own garden
  8. Eat (at least) 5 Servings of Local, Organic fruit & veggies per day
  9. Dine at a cafe or restaurant with sustainable features
  10. Cook with seasonal produce
  11. Cook with local oils or grains
  12. Sip on local milk or juice
  13. Enjoy local beer or wine
  14. Swap sugar for local honey (or stevia)
  15. Find out more about and try food preserving – bottling, drying, freezing

It is a long list, but acually, not far off what we do most weeks anyway! So not as daunting as I thought! I won’t be making gnochhi this year or anything particularly time consuming. Instead I am thinking of focussing this year ‘on a budget’.

We quite often hear that the reason people do not support more local businesses is because of convenience, availability and budget!
So this year, our challenge is to focus on those three things (and the 15 above items) BUT particularly budget! It is a biggy for most people when it comes to food!

Now to start planning……………..

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 26, 2013 10:10 am

    What an excellent challenge. Good luck and i look forward to reading about your adventures.

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