I’m proud to announce that 74 people took the Winter Eat Local Challenge this past March. These local eaters proved that you can eat at least half of your food from local sources, even at the end of winter when the the root cellars are at their lowest. Congratulations to you all!
One big thing that the Winter Challenge points out is how important it is for our region to have commercial food preservation facilities. We’ve got an amazing selection of food in our local area. Supporting and creating places where our local growers can store excess root vegetables, farmers can freeze fruits for winter sales, and entrepreneurs can create and can anything from pasta sauce and ketchup to snacks and soups will make eating much more locally in a Minnesota winter not only possible, but delicious.