Last September, eaters of all ages stepped up to the plate in support of local agriculture – more than 3,000 Nova Scotians committed to sourcing 50% of their diet from local producers.
The 50% Local Food Club is back and you can register to participate as an individual, family or business to commit to sourcing at least 50% of your diet from local foods for the month of September. You can find online resources, such as recipes and a one-week sample meal plan featuring healthy, locally available foods. By committing to eat 50% locally, we put money into the pockets of our local producers and enjoy the delicious bounty of food grown in our province – everyone eats and everyone wins.
Here are five easy ways to step up to the plate:
#1 Tag a friend and challenge them to join the 50% Local Food Club. Email them, tweet or share our website link on their Facebook wall.
#2 Join the conversation about local food in Nova Scotia using #LocalFoodClub.
Get engaged and stay engaged by following us on Facebook (Farmers’ Markets Nova Scotia), Twitter and Instagram (@MarketFreshNS)
#3 Become a local food advocate – tell the world you’re eating 50% local for the month of September and invite other Nova Scotians to do the same! If you’d like an opportunity to be more involved, then get in touch (marketfreshns[at]gmail.com).
#4 Host a local food potluck for friends & family and source 50% of your ingredients from local food producers. Share your photos on social media using #LocalFoodClub.
#5 Organize a 50% Local Food Club event in your community and register your event on the website.