Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Eating Real, Eating Local

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 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 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.


luvsclassics said...

Thanks Ruth, a great idea to post on your blog and add to FB. I believe in eating and buying local also. I tweeted for July 29,2009., under luvsclassics.

Bellini Valli said...

I tweeted Ruth, thanks for the heads up.