Battle of the Locavore

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Hey! We like your Eat Salem site. Thought you might be into this below…
james

Prepare yourselves for…
BATTLE OF THE LOCAVORE!
Join SALEM LOCAVORES for a local food potluck and cooking competition!

When: Sunday, September 28th at 4pm
Where: Pringle Creek Community, 2110 Strong Rd. SE, Salem, OR 97302

Here’s what you do:
1.      Prepare a dish of any kind, made with as many local ingredients as you can, to share with others at an awesome party.
2.      If you would like to enter the competition for some very nice prizes you will also need to provide an ingredient list and brief narrative about your dish!

People’s Choice Awards given to:
Battle of the Locavore Award (First, Second and Third Places)
Best All-Marion County Award (100% ingredients sourced from Marion County only).
Best Hunter-Gatherer-Grower Award (100% ingredients grown, gathered or hunted by contestant).
Best Local Dessert Award.

How to register:
RSVP and join SALEM LOCAVORES at http://groups.google.com/group/Salem-Locavores or you can also RSVP by emailing Salem-Locavores@googlegroups.com or by leaving a message at 503-763-1770. You must RSVP to enter the competition!

What is a locavore?
People who prefer to eat food that is grown and purchased as close to home as possible (around 100 mile radius).

Why eat local?
1.      Strengthens our economy
2.      Reduces our carbon footprint
3.      Builds a stronger community
4.      Tastes way better!

Resources to help:
Oregon Farmers' Markets: directory listing of all farmers' markets by region & city, www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org
Local Harvest: searchable directory to find family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, www.localharvest.org
Oregon Tilth: searchable directory of certified organic farms and processors, www.tilth.org
Seasonal Recipes: http://www.wisefoodways.com/recipes/
A 100-mile radius map: http://100milediet.org/get-started/map
The Locavore website: http://www.locavores.com/

This event brought to you by SALEM LOCAVORES
SALEM LOCAVORES is a group of food enthusiasts supporting local farms and economies, eating fresh seasonal foods, and providing opportunities for education and community celebration. To join, share recipes and local food sources, and for more information, go to http://groups.google.com/group/Salem-Locavores


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