Sustainable Ballard is supporting September as 100 Mile Diet month!
Within the following pages, we strive to connect individuals with other ‘eat local’ communities, organizations, resources for finding food sources near Seattle, events, potlucks and more. Check out and/or contribute to the 100 mile dieters blog! We encourage anyone interested to participate – from individuals to businesses and organizations. Participate strictly or not so strictly. Some options for the less strict diet are: choose one item from outside the zone to keep in your diet, or eat locally, season globally. It’s up to each of us to choose our own commitment level. Eat and be well!
Increasingly individuals have realized that our gas-guzzling lifestyles are present in our food system with the average item traveling 1,500 miles from farm to plate. The proliferation of Farmers Markets, CSAs, co-ops and more, is evidence that people are starting to think locally when they get ready to eat. What is local? There are many definitions: Washington only; the cascade bioregion; the western seaboard; or food from any place that celebrates regionality and tradition (parmesan cheese from Italy for example). The 100 Mile Diet is another way to challenge ourselves to consider our food, using miles as our marker. The challenge is to enjoy the exploration of local and seasonal foods with a sense of adventure and discovery. Please join us in the journey!
Do you have information to add to one of our pages? Contact 100miledietATsustainableballardDOTorg.