Eat Local Month begins in September on North Olympic Peninsula

Eat Local Month begins in September on North Olympic Peninsula

CLALLAM AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, August 10, 2020 – Eat Local First Olympic Peninsula is hosting a month long celebration in September to explore and enjoy the bounty of local food with its first annual Eat Local Month virtual marketing campaign. Each week, the community is invited to connect with our region’s local food system through farmers and farmstands, restaurants, farmers markets, local grocers and retailers, food banks, seafood producers, and more.

September is a great time to enjoy the bounty of goodies produced by our many local farms. From fresh dairy products, to delicious vegetables and fruits, to high quality meat and eggs, shoppers can meet virtually all their grocery needs buying directly from farms and local retailers right here on the Olympic Peninsula. By supporting local farmers and businesses, consumers are not only building meaningful relationships with the people who grow, cook or sell their food, they are also ensuring more dollars stay in our local communities and supporting the health and longevity of our farmland for many years to come.

Find the Fork! Community members can look for local food with the Eat Local First fork icon at local restaurants, retailers, grocers and farmers markets. Learn more about Eat Local Month by visiting our website: https://eatlocalfirstolypen.com/. In addition to Eat Local Month, shoppers from all over the state of Washington can also view the Eat Local First Washington Directory, a new statewide food and farm directory all in one place.

Want to be featured in September? Farmers, farmers markets, restaurants, food banks, local grocers and food retailers are encouraged to apply to be a featured business on the Eat Local Month website and social media networks. To apply, visit https://eatlocalfirstolypen.com/events/

The Eat Local First Olympic Peninsula (ELFOP) collaborative is a marketing campaign that promotes local food and farming across the North Olympic Peninsula. Our campaign strengthens Olympic Peninsula farms, producers and businesses by engaging the community through education, promotion and access to build a diverse and vibrant local food economy.

Collaborative partners include Jefferson County Farmers Market Association, Local Food Trust, North Olympic Development Council, Olympic Culinary Loop, Port Townsend Food Coop, and Washington State University Extension Regional Small Farms Program.



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