Alas, this may be harder in light of the recent flooding on many Capital Region farms, but the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York is holding a Locavore Challenge for September. The goal is to "educate consumers about how to make healthy and ethical food choices, cook with in-season, local organic foods, while supporting local sustainable farms and food businesses."
There are three levels of commitment, depending on how much time and effort you want to put into the challenge --and they offer tips to help you meet your goals. You can also host or attend local pot-luck dinners. There's already one scheduled for Saratoga.
NOFA-NY Assistant Director Lea Kone says the event was meant to showcase the importance of the connection between local farms and the region -- which is even more evident in light of the floods. They're hoping to use some of the events in the challenge -- including the potlucks -- as a way to help gather money and assistance for local farmers suffering from the floods.
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