Eat Local Month: Experience joy and purpose while eating local for a resilient food future
Eat Local Month is back for a second year! Join Eat Local First Olympic Peninsula collaborative partners as they support and share the work of local farmers, fishers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs, grocers and others supporting our local food system during Eat Local First month.
Follow Eat Local First Oly Pen (@eatlocalfirstolypen) on social media in September to take your taste buds on a journey through the farmlands, seas, markets, and restaurants of the Olympic Peninsula.
The Collaborative will be highlighting ways to enjoy local food in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Throughout the month the local community will be engaged through social media to learn about farmers and producers in the region, where to buy local products and to how help individuals and families access fresh healthy food. The campaign will showcase food grown in the region and provide creative ways our local community can support everyone who helps bring local food from the farm and sea to our forks.
Throughout Eat Local Month consumers will be encouraged to participate in a virtual bingo challenge. (Printable/Screenshot Bingo Card below) Individuals will be asked take to photos of the activities listed on the bingo card, then post and share them with the hashtag #eatlocalfirstolypen. Every time someone makes a hash-tagged post, they will be entered to win one of several prizes that include a one-night stay and dinner at the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angles, a picnic basket filled with local food items, gift cards to various retailers, Eat Local First Olympic Peninsula branded promotional items and more.
Prize winners must pick up prizes in person in Jefferson or Clallam County within seven days of notification of winning.
Make sure your hash-tagged posts are set to be shared to the PUBLIC, otherwise we can’t see them!
Stay tuned for proclamations from our regional County Commissioners and City Councils declaring September as Eat Local First month.
What: Eat Local Month – https://eatlocalfirstolypen.com/ When: September 2021
Where: Clallam and Jefferson counties Who: Open to all
Thank you to our sponsors: Country Aire Market, Aldrich’s, Chimacum Corner Farmstand and Sunny Farms
Collaborative partners who manage and support the Eat Local First Olympic Peninsula year round campaign include: The Food Coop, Port Townsend, North Olympic Development Council, Olympic Culinary Loop, Washington State University Extension Regional Small Farms Programs, and The Local Food Trust.