'Eat Local' challenge begins Monday

CHENANGO COUNTY – The Chenango County Eat Local Challenges begins on Monday, Sept. 10 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 16. The event is organized by Opportunities for Chenango, Inc.’s Bullthistle Products: Access to Markets Program, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County Agri Tourism Program, The Evening Sun and local businesses and restaurants.

During this week, Chenango County residents are encouraged to eat as much local food as possible and learn about the abundance of foods available during this season.

Residents can participate in the Challenge by registering and receiving the “Eat Local Challenge Guide and Passport” booklet. Included in the booklet are: a one-week calendar to record the food you eat and it’s origin; tips on eating local; a checklist of resources available within the county; restaurants offering meals prepared from local products during the Challenge week; a reading list; a list of Farmer’s Markets and Community Supported Agriculture farms; cooking tips and recipes; and other helpful information.

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