…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
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!
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!