Monday, December 14, 2009
Locavore Lite Rule Refinement
We are refining the ground rules; creating more flexibility so that everyone's individuality can be honored! Read below.
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Official Ground Rules for Participation in Locavore Lite 2010
1) commit to this year-long project for which participation begins on January 1, 2010, or at the latest by April 1, 2010, and ends on January 1, 2011,
2) at any time during the year, give some consideration to where your non-local foods come from,
3) one time per month, or a minimum of 12 times in 2010, do one, or any combination of the following: a) shop at a farmers’ market, b) receive produce from a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmer, c) harvest food from a local farm, garden or yard,
4) eat at least 3 all-local-food meals during 2010 (try to spread them out through the year)
Ground Rule Explanations
1) a parent may make the commitment for participation for a minor,
2) with the exception of salt, all ingredients in your “all-local-food meals” must be grown within 100 miles of your home,
3) all-local-food meals can be easily accomplished by participating in an all-local-food potluck, or purchasing an all-local-food meal at a restaurant such as Main Course California - http://www.maincoursecalifornia.com ,
4) if an individual is not able to sign up to participate at the beginning of 2010, and if she/he is unable to shop at a farmers’ market, receive a CSA order, or harvest food from a local farm, garden or yard in any of the first 3 months of the year, she/he may make up the missed month in a subsequent month – the total must be at least 12 for the calendar year,
5) if one is unable to shop at a farmers’ market, receive a CSA order, or harvest food from a local farm, garden or yard in any month of the year, she/he may make up the missed month in a subsequent month – the total must be at least 12 for the calendar year,
6) for those for whom shopping at a farmers’ market is too expensive, it is important to know that any purchase at a farmers’ market counts as shopping. One might buy a single apple.