Saturday, February 27, 2010

With great pleasure, on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2010, 6 of the 9 remaining members of Eat Local One Year 2009 received from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors a Resolution and Certificates of Commendation. In part, the Resolution read;  “WHEREAS, nine individuals completed and entire year of local eating following the guidelines of Eat Local One Year, mapped the current frontier of eating locally in Ventura County, and inspired others to expand their own utilization of local food;”.

During the presentation of the Resolution and Certificates at the Ventura County Government Center, Supervisors Bennett, Parks and Long each stated that they would sign up to participate in Locavore Lite 2010. It is now confirmed that the CEO of Ventura County, Marty Robinson has also committed to participate.

The local-food movement is growing. Please consider who you would like to invite to join us.

Kris :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Share a Local-Food Valentine on Sunday, February 14 in Ventura

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents:

WHAT: Exciting presentation of Locavore Lite 2010 and how it interfaces with three other Ventura County, food projects/practices. Expand your awareness and support of eating local foods, being healthy and reducing global warming.

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.

WHO: Kristofer and Joanne Young, Co-founders Locavore Lite 2010 & Eat Local One Year;
Dulanie Ellis, Chair, Food & Ag Committee of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition;
John Fonteyn, Ojai farmer of Rio Gozo Farm
Casey Lynn Hopkins, Intern at  Abundant Table Farm Project in Oxnard

WHERE: Foster Library’s Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura, CA

BACKGROUND: Locavore Lite 2010 ( is a fresh, fun, healthy, Ventura County-based, local-food project that welcomes participants from our county and from around the world. The project is designed to increase public awareness of the importance and availability of local farm produce, by encouraging residents to involve themselves in their local food system. A major objective of the project is to reduce global warning.

A locavore is a person who eats food that is grown or raised locally. The term Locavore Lite suggests a form of local eating that is so easy, that anyone can do it. If you have an interest in delicious food, health, farming, the environment, the local economy, quality of life, climate change, or food safety; then you will want to come to this meeting, and participate with your friends and family in Locavore Lite 2010.

Dulanie Ellis is the Chair of the Food & Ag Committee of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition and is the founder of Walk Your Talk Productions, a film production company working to engage communities through film to provide relevant inquiry and seek solutions for community-based issues of global significance. Dulanie produced and directed “Home Grow’n”, a documentary about “smart growth” and urban sprawl in Ventura County.
John Fonteyn is an Ojai farmer of Rio Gozo Farm. He has been working in the local food scene for the last 11 years. His career has included owning and operating a farmers’ market, and being the head cook at the Farmer and Cook in Ojai. He currently runs a CSA (community supported agriculture) program in Ventura County.   272-5337

The Abundant Table Farm Project (ATFP) has partnered with DeBusschere Family Farms to form “Join the Farm! CSA”. Paul DeBusschere and five ATFP interns are farming 10 acres of certified organic land near the Farm House. As part of the ATFP, the five interns are connecting working the land, spirituality, and social justice by living in the Farm House, sustaining Join the Farm! CSA, and being available to meet the needs of the earth and the community.
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Learn more about "LOCAVORE LITE 2010" and its parent project "EAT LOCAL ONE YEAR", and sign up at

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Locavore Lite 2010 is Smiling


Locavore Lite 2010 is truckin’ right along! Over 200 individuals have signed up to participate! Many of them have signed up to represent an entire family. We surely have more than 400 participants at this time. And we are early in the process of spreading the word. And we could use your help; really!

For clarity, we ask that everyone to sign up at to pledge to participate in Locavore Lite 2010. The other sites will be maintained and will be valuable for community and event building.

The first scheduled all-local-food meal at Main Course California has been moved from April 13th to Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 PM.

Four Ventura County restaurants will be offering all-local-food meals in 2010; The Sidecar Restaurant, Bonano’s Fine Peruvian Cuisine, Main Course California, and The Farmer & The Cook (Ojai).

Four elected officials in Ventura County have committed to participate; Ojai Mayor Steve Olsen, Ventura Mayor Bill Fulton, Ventura council member Christy Weir and Ventura council member Brian Brennan!

We are looking for, and you can help us get:
1)    4,600 more participants,
2)    participants to host all-local-food potlucks,
3)    elected officials to participate,
4)    restaurants to offer one all-local-food meal in 2010,
5)    businesses, organizations and other entities to endorse the project.

The fresh, healthy, local food-movement is alive in Ventura County, and in the world!

Kris :)