Eating local for Thanksgiving

Ann over at Sacatomato posted this week about the challenge of a 100-mile Thanksgiving, where everything served is grown or raised within 100 miles of the table. More people are learning about the benefits of shopping at farmers markets and buying local products at the supermarkets. Even being the agricultural capital we are, we don’t grow some of the things that are considered traditional Thanksgiving fare. I suppose there’s some irony in eating locally grown food on one of the busiest travel days of the year, but there are benefits aside from energy in the 100-mile Thanksgiving (supporting local farmers, freshness, quality). I’ll be one of those leaving the capital city for the holiday, but is anyone up to the 100-mile challenge?

2 Comments so far

  1. Ursula (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

    This is a great idea, really. I recall buying some inexpensive apple juice at Nugget Market a few months ago and then reading the label. The apple juice itself came from China. No offense to the Chinese, but we have apples right here…within 100 miles. There’s your pie this year! Apple pie.

  2. Amanda (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 10:22 am

    I got scred becuse i thought the challenge was to run 100 miles over the holiday…eating local foods is much better!!!

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