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Mary Ellen Geist's Local Food Challenge

Mary Ellen Geist's Local Food Challenge

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DAY ONE. SO: I signed up for what's called the "LOCAVORE CHALLENGE" - eating only local food for two weeks from September 7 through the 21st. I started out the morning with fresh blueberries and raspberries. NO O.J., which is my usual routine, but - of course - there's no citrus ... Read more!

Locavore Picnic Supper Wednesday September 21

Even if  you're not  participating  in the Locavore Challenge - an attempt to eat mostly local food for two weeks from September 7th to the 21st - you're invited to the Locavore Picnic Supper at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at 2430 N, Cannon Drive in Chicago on Wednesday, September 21st. ... Read more!

An Almost All Local Food Restaurant in Chicago

This is what I am loving about attempting to eat only local food for a two week period: you find new stores and restaurants you've never visited before. You try new foods you've never tasted in your life. And you meet new farmers and gain new friends you might have ... Read more!

FOUND: local popcorn and local cereal!

Gorgeous sunny Saturday morning in Chicago. As I continue the Locavore Challenge - a 2 week attempt to eat only local food grown within a 300 mile radius - I noticed that it was the snacking stuff I missed most - and mostly things that are bad for me! I ... Read more!

The Locavore Challenge

I've been trying to emphasize eating only local food for many years. I even have a group of friends who get together every few months to have a dinner party where the spread consists of more than 90 percent local food.  Everyone who comes to the party must harvest, pick, ... Read more!

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