…look for these on the sidewalk all around town to find this year’s fabulous Eat Local Participants!

Who: Locally owned independent restaurants, grocers, the Durango Farmers Market, and local food non-profits

What: Annual month-long campaign to spotlight locally produced food through events, menus, and deals

When: The month of September

Where: Durango, CO restaurants.  Ingredients are considered “local” if sourced within a 100 mile radius

Why: To create deeper connections with people and their food system, to support local farmers, and to better our community 

Get Involved! 

Meet the Farmers

Visit your local farmers market’s each week to shop and meet your farmers in person!

Meet the Chefs

Visit the participating restaurants below and look for the Local First booth at the Durango Farmers Market, where we will be joined by local chefs providing free samples all month!

Meet Us!

Join us at the 2nd Annual Harvest Dinner September 9th, 2017 to dine with local farmers, chefs, the Local First board and staff, and your neighbors- Tickets are sold out!

More to come soon on the festivities
during the 2017 Eat Local Celebration! 

Fruit Gleaning Project

Want to protect bears, help feed low income families, and prevent food waste?
Then you should donate to the fruit gleaning project!
The Payroll Department will donate $10,000 to the project but it requires a 1:1 match by residents.
Get more info about the project here!

Why Eat Local?

LOCAL FOOD TASTES BETTER

Local Food is usually picked within a few days of you buying it, so it is naturally crisp, fresh, and full of flavors.

LOCAL FOOD IS HEALTHIER

Food loses nutrients over time, so the fresher it is the more nutrients you receive!

EATING LOCAL IS BETTER FOR THE PLANET

According to a recent study “90 percent of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes.” This greatly reduces the fossil fuels needed to transport our food.

EATING LOCAL CREATES COMMUNITY 

With local food you know where your food was grown and who grew it! Whether it is a farmer, grocery store owner, or restaurant worker you are supporting your neighbors when buying local food. Learn more here!