Meet Sarah Hutcherson, local food enthusiast and Slow Food Denver member. Why did you decide to be involved in the Eat Local Challenge? I wanted to challenge myself to learn more about the Colorado food shed. I am grateful to call Colorado my home but…
The Eat Local Challenge is a 30-day challenge that asks Coloradans to dedicate most or part of their diet to eating locally for the month of September. It helps celebrate Colorado growers, producers, and food purveyors while raising awareness of the many benefits of buying and eating locally grown products. By making local food choices you help build a strong local economy, reduce your environmental impact, and create meaningful connections and a vibrant community. This event is a fundraiser for Slow Food Denver to help support programming and our local food community.
Good food is abundant in Colorado. And by participating in this challenge at any level, we’re confident you’ll taste and discover the #locavore difference.
Will you join us in eating food grown and raised in Colorado and raising money to support Slow Food Denver? Proceeds from the Challenge support Slow Food Denver’s many community programs that inspire people to create change for good, clean and fair food for all, such as:
- Empowering more than 50 school garden projects working to create meaningful relationships between young people and food
- Awarding over $25,000 in micro-grants to help local sustainable food organizations
- Connecting Denver with local food producers through farm tours, taste workshops and crop mobs
- Engaging community partners and hundreds of volunteers to advocate for and actively support our local food system
Want to support Slow Food Denver and the Eat Local Challenge?