Last September, the 50% Local Food Club called on Nova Scotians to rethink their relationship with food. 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!
Here are a few words from 2014 participants:
“I have a heightened awareness of what local really is”
“[…] A great opportunity for kids to learn about where food comes from and why that is important”
“I have a more conscious focus now on how I shop”
“I became more dedicated to local and organic than ever before”
“I want my son to know that food comes from people with families who live near us”
“It was a good way to challenge our family to think about where our food comes from”
“Hopefully I will be buying more than 50% of my groceries locally by next year. Great initiative!”
We are gearing up for the September 2015 edition of the 50% Local Food Club! Wondering what’s in store? You can expect new and improved resources with plenty of recipes, an online food journal as well as an updated directory of where to eat and buy local. You can also expect – and plan to take part in – many more on-the-ground events. We hope you are as excited as we are! By committing to eat 50% locally, Nova Scotians will 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!
We will let you know when registration is open (we are expecting mid-August). In the meantime, share your appetite for local, a seasonal recipe you plan to try, a local food activity or event you intend to take part in or simply a veggie you’ve been waiting all year for!