Transition Colorado Hosts County-Wide EAT LOCAL! Week

In the Transition community, we love food. All over the country, groups are coming together around food and reconnecting with where their food comes from, becoming growers and cooks a la slow food. From the learning to build a basic solar oven, to preserving food for the winter, to saving seeds for the following season. Food is where transitioners alike really dig in. Here is a story from Boulder County in Colorado about their upcoming Eat Local week (originally posted here).

Transition Colorado is hosting Boulder County’s EAT LOCAL! Week, Aug. 28 – Sept. 4, as an opportunity for citizens to explore and celebrate the abundance of local food, highlighting local family farms and farmers’ markets, along with the restaurants, grocers, and organizations which support them.

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On July 27, Boulder County Commissioners adopted Resolution 2010-95 proclaiming EAT LOCAL! Week in Boulder County. Boulder’s City Council adopted a similar resolution, to be followed by other municipalities throughout the county.

eat local guideNot only is EAT LOCAL! Week a chance to celebrate and explore, but it is also a chance to discover local food sources, to meet local food growers, to become more active in the local food and farming movement, to experience the joys of fresh delicious food, and to feel what it’s like to be connected to the local food and farming system, rediscovering a deep sense of community. A detailed schedule of all EAT LOCAL! Week events will be published as an insert in the Boulder Daily Camera, Boulder Weekly, and Colorado Daily.

EAT LOCAL! Week begins with publication of the Fall Edition of Boulder County’s EAT LOCAL! Resource Guide and Directory (30,000 copies to be distributed; online edition at www.EatLocalGuide.com), featuring the 10% Local Food Shift Challenge and Pledge, and continues for a full eight days of fun activities aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of eating locally: including food film screenings, restaurant specials, outstanding speakers, chef demonstrations, cooking classes, farm and garden tours, and potlucks.

For the full list of events, visit: http://www.eatlocalguide.com/bouldercounty

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By Anna Maria Basquez for the Camera

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