Earlier this week I mentioned a very cool event. It's the Eat Real Eat Local Project great charity event . Hellmann's will be increasing their donation made to Evergreen to one dollar each time someone tags their tips with the term #realfood and tweets #realfood on Twitter. This is part of a Summer-long initiative seeing twenty-five cents donated to Evergreen for every use of #realfood (up to a maximum of $25,000 before September 30th). Check it out and do your part. It only takes a second and a great many Evergreen projects will thank you.
And the salad...is truly fresh, truly local, truly delicious. The spicy mixed greens come from the certified organic Waldegrave Farm. The fennel root and cutest carrots are from Hutton Family Farm. The salmon from Mike's Fish Shop. The fresh herbs - mint, oregano, parsley and cilantro came from Elmridge Farm and the tomatoes are from Anna & Ben's stall at the Dartmouth Market. I did buy the cucumber at one of the grocery stores in town, but it does come from somewhere in Canada. Local markets represented: 3 - Halifax Farmers Market, Dartmouth Farmer's Market and Partners in Care at the QEII hospital grounds.
So what are you waiting for....support your local producers, check out this site (even if you're not Canadian), eat at restaurants that favor local farmers and let your grocers know you want more local foods on their shelves.