In celebration of Thanksgiving and local farmers and producers, the New London County Food Policy Council is launching the Eat Local Thanksgiving Pledge.
By taking the pledge, you are committing to incorporating one locally grown or produced item into your Thanksgiving meal. Take the pledge and learn more about why eating local foods is important to New London County at www.nlcfpc.org/eat-local. The site also provides local sites to find locally-produced food in our community and a list of the foods that are in season.
How far will you travel this Thanksgiving? To a relative’s house 25 miles away? 100 miles away? Or maybe you will have Thanksgiving at your house this year. Whatever the distance may be, a better question to ask might be, how far will your food travel this Thanksgiving?
The average American meal travels 1,500 miles to get to your plate these days. Are you willing to travel that far for one dinner?
The benefits of eating locally produced foods and supporting a local food system are numerous, and now more than ever are their virtues being praised and supported. Locally produced food tastes fresher, is better for the environment, preserves biodiversity, keeps money in the local economy, and so much more. You as the consumer play a powerful role in the decisions that support local food systems.
After you take the pledge, help others learn about how they can do the same. Please visit www.nlcfpc.org/eat-local today!