The Local Food Challenge – 30 Days of Nebraska-raised. From September 1st – 30th we want to encourage people across Nebraska to enjoy, cook, purchase, and share more locally grown food. The Local Food Challenge is a way for Nebraskans to make a 30 day commitment to local food. That commitment looks different for every person – it could be learning more about local agriculture by going on a farm or garden tour, it could also mean challenging yourself to eat a locally grown product with every meal. By registering for the challenge you are committing to do what you personally can to eat more locally grown food and discover why it’s important to you.
We know that finding and using locally grown products is a challenge – that’s why we’ve created a virtual calendar of educational and celebratory events featuring local food. From virtual cooking demonstrations, to farm tours, people across Nebraska can use the online calendar to find local food events during the month of September.
When you register for the challenge you’ll receive resources to help you find and use locally grown food. Along with resources you’ll receive a Local Food Activity Sheet. Complete as many challenge squares on your activity sheet as you can during the month of September.
For fun and camaraderie, share photos of your local food activities, meals and celebrations on our Facebook group @NebraskaLocalFoodChallenge, or use the hashtag #EatLocalNebraska.
When you register for the challenge you will be entered into drawings to win local food prizes! Drawings will be held the first week of October.