Friday, July 10, 2009

Eat Local During the Green City Market Localvore Challenge

Up for a challenge? Take on Green City Market’s 3rd Annual Localvore Challenge September 9 through September 23. For two weeks, support Green City Market’s mission and eat only locally grown and locally produced food.

Local food is defined as grown or made entirely with ingredients from Illinois, its border states, as well as Michigan.

The challenge isn’t just for individuals-restaurants can participate too. Restaurants can either: offer a completely “local” menu item during the challenge; present a $1 donation to Green City Market per order of said menu item; donate a check during the challenge; or submit a recipe for inclusion in the Localvore Kit. A list of participating restaurants can be found at http://www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/.

To learn more about the event, visit Green City Market to pick up a Localvore kit which also includes a list of participating restaurants, along with local products available, chef recipes, menus and more. In addition to the kit, the Localvore e-mail help desk and blog will be available during the two weeks to assist shoppers with trading recipes and sharing stories.

For questions, please contact Lyle Allen, executive director of Green City Market at (773) 880-1266, or Mark Psilos, market manager & farm to chef forager of Green City Market at (773) 880-1266. For more information, visit http://www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/.

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