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Sep. 4th, 2008 | 05:21 pm
posted by: porcupinetie in csashares_wi

I love seeing local food becoming a social priority. I know I have a long way to go to live a more sustainable lifestyle, but challenges like this are helpful.

From the press release:

Sign Up for Wisconsin’s Eat Local Challenge: Challenge Yourself, Buy Local

MADISON – First Lady Jessica Doyle announced today that Wisconsin’s Eat Local Challenge is set to encourage consumers and communities across the state to look for locally grown and produced products. During the 10-day challenge, from September 5-14, Wisconsinites are being challenged to spend at least 10 percent of their food budget on Wisconsin foods.

“If every Wisconsin household spends 10 percent of its food budget on locally produced foods, we will have a $2 billion impact on our state’s economy. Buying Wisconsin-grown products supports our state’s agriculture, farmers, producers, communities and economies,” said First Lady Jessica Doyle.

First Lady Doyle encouraged Wisconsinites to sign up for the challenge by visiting www.eatlocalwisconsin.com. The website also allows participants to track local food purchases, network with others around the state, and link to resources for purchasing local foods, recipes, books and more. In addition, participants in the Eat Local Challenge can visit www.SavorWisconsin.com to search for local producers by distance, product or business.

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