Even during the winter, there is a plethora of delicious ingredients available that are produced locally. Although our choices of locally-grown fresh, perishable fruits and vegetables is limited at this time of year, just think of all the local foods that are available right now: frozen fruits and vegetables, various root vegetables, hydroponically-grown lettuce, hot-house tomatoes, flours and grains, bread and baked goods, meats, milk, eggs, cheese, sauerkraut, and even frozen pizza. You can eat local in the winter, and there’s no better time to try than the Winter Eat Local Challenge! From March 7th to March 13th Just Food Co-op challenges you to eat 50% of your diet from the 5-state area (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota).
So start with the Eat Local sample day on Saturday, March 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. where you will have the chance to try a variety of locally-produced foods, and even meet a few producers! Then visit our Eat Local Challenge webpage for details!