Eat Local Week celebrates the regional harvest, promotes local agriculture and the preservation of Utah’s agricultural heritage, and brings people together as a community. Through a series of activities and events, Eat Local Week educates the community about resources for eating locally, and increases awareness around food production, transportation, and access to healthy food.
Eat Local Week has a long history in our state. In just a few short years, this event has grown from the grassroots Eat Local Challenge put together by a Salt Lake City couple who
wanted to eat as locally as possible, to a now statewide program offering educational resources and events in partnership with many local organizations and municipalities.
Our focus is simple: to rally our communities to eat more locally produced food—which in turn supports our local farmers, producers and economy, and helps to preserve our agricultural heritage. We facilitate this shift by offering a variety of resources and educational events around the state. The cornerstone of Eat Local Week Utah remains the Eat Local Challenge, and it’s a vital part of our effort. The challenge empowers people to take charge of the food they eat and where it comes from by eating as locally as possible for one week.
From Salt Lake City to St. George, and all across the state, we encourage you to find a way to participate in Eat Local Week Utah 2015.
Eat Local Challenge in the News over the years:
Check out the article from Fall 2013 in Edible Wasatch, by clicking HERE.
Check out the article in the Fall 2011 issue of Edible Wasatch, by clicking HERE and “turning” to page 24.