September is an important month. The season’s bounty is in full bloom. Somehow those dreary months of winter when only cellared root vegetables and greens are available seem so distant. Heirloom tomatoes overflow from farm stands, pumpkins shine brightly in the sun, and apples arrive crisp and fresh off the trees. It’s like a rainbow, shades of every color draw you in, inviting you to indulge in far more produce than you could consume. September is aptly dubbed National Organic Harvest Month and also marks month-long NY Locavore Challenge, sponsored by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY).
Just a reminder, it’s September and DAY 1 of the NY Locavore Challenge. The Locavore Challenge, hosted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) encourages you to live on a diet of foods grown or raised no more than 250 miles from your home. Are you up for the challenge? It’s okay if you’re not, you can take baby steps, one day at a time. NOFA-NY has set up 30 challenges for the month of September, to support your journey of local food. Challenge 1: Register for the Locavore Challenge! Check! Challenge 2 for tomorrow: make a locavore shopping list (and go further by fulfilling that list at your local greenmarket).
September 1st marks the 3rd Annual NY Locavore Challenge, hosted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY). For thirty days, you’re challenged to eat only food grown and raised within 250 miles of your home. Are you up for the challenge?