Eat Local Challenge  | September 2018

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 build meaningful connections in your 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 30 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

Sign up to take the challenge!

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Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Eat Local Challenge

Need help shopping local? Check out the Whole Foods Local Shopping Guide!

Learn what is local in Colorado when! Check out the Colorado Crop Calendar


2017 Accomplishments

  • $5,000 raised
  • 40 participants
  • 60 supporters
  • 1 celebration dinner


2016 Accomplishments

  • $10,000 raised
  • 50 participants
  • 170 supporters
  • 5 new partnerships
  • 1 celebration dinner


How it works:
1) Decide how much of your diet will be local food
2) Sign up and create your supporter page

3) Share your page with friends and family, invite them to join you
4) Stay tuned for awesome resources and ways to get involved
5) Win cool stuff and raise money to support Slow Food Denver
6) Have fun and enjoy great local food!


When you sign up as a #locavore you’ll receive:
- Local food shopping guide

– Local meal planning tips and recipes
– Free download of Slow Food Planet App for a complete listing of where to shop, eat and hang in Denver and Boulder for Good, Clean, and Fair food
- Opportunities to earn spots at the kickoff and celebration dinners, gift cards from Whole Foods, tickets to a preserving event by Five Points Fermentation, and more…

Share your Challenge experience by tagging @slowfooddenver and hashtagging


Special thanks to our partners:

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