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September is Eat Local Month
Say, where’d you get that tomato? I hope you grew it with your own hands, or purchased from a local hardworking farmer.
It's been said that the dazzling diversity of fresh produce and food products in southwest Michigan is unsurpassed by any other region in the Midwest. That's an appetizing thought.
This month the partners of Eat Local, Kalamazoo are highlighting the delicious, economic, and social benefits of eating close to home with a whole month’s worth of activities.
Kalamazoo Public Library is a partner in Eat Local, Kalamazoo and we’ll be hosting a few tasty programs ourselves:
The Eat Local Challenge Kick-Off & The Eat Local Experience
6:30 PM Thursday, September 4, Central
Begin the month with taste-testing local food prepared by local chefs. Enjoy a conversation regarding the challenges, solutions and experiences of eating locally.
Edible Forest Gardens, Meet Dave Jacke
6:30 PM Thursday September 11, Central
Dave Jacke designs diverse, high-yield gardens mimicking natural ecosystems and forges mutually beneficial relationships.
The Burgeoning Green Economy
6:30 PM Wednesday September 24, Central
Join Tim Young of Food for Thought and learn about the economic benefits of developing a business that helps sustain and preserve our natural world.
Sleep Tight, Sweet Garden
12:30 PM Friday September 26, Oshtemo
Experts from Fair Food Matters will offer advice on how to put your garden to bed for the winter.
These are just a few of the events scheduled for September. See the whole bountiful calendar by visiting Fair Food Matters.
Eat Local, Kalamazoo! is a coalition comprised of Fair Food Matters, Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo College, Food Dance, People’s Food Co-Op, Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest, Kalamazoo Public Library and Water Street Coffee Joint.
Eat Local Month