Wow - the response to the Eat Local Challenge has been really incredible. There is such a distribution throughout the US. Be sure to check our International participants at the end of this post as well! Throughout the month, I will be updating with how bloggers are doing with the challenge.
If you spend any amount of time clicking through to the participants, I believe you will be rewarded -- the depth of all of the people who have chosen to participate, the subjects that their blogs cover, and the lengths to which they are taking the challenge is all just amazing.
Without further ado, the list of Eat Local participants. Blogs are listed in alpha order by the region where they are located.
** If I missed you, please contact me and I will add you to the list! **
Kate from A Suburban Treehugger (Puget Sound, WA).
Mrs. D from Belly-Timber (Friday Harbor, Washington). This little island and her archipelago sisters; this is our true foodshed, and this is where we'll attempt to gather the lion's share of our August food.
Pim from Chez Pim (San Francisco, CA).
Holli from Flibberty Gibbett (San Francisco, CA).
Jack from Fork and Bottle (Santa Rosa).
Cookiecrumb from I'm Mad and I Eat (Santa Venetia, CA). I know one thing for sure: The tomatoes will come from a 100-foot radius.
Brett from In Praise of Sardines (Bay Area). So, although I'm arriving at the Eat Local party when it's half over, I want to offer my support and congratulations to all those who have been participating for the whole month! Go team!
Andrea from Mellow Trouble (Los Angeles).
mipmup from Mipmup (Southern California). my goal is to have each meal contain at least 50-75% locally-grown/raised items.
Alice from My Epicurean Debauchery (Bay Area). I will promise to eat exclusively local fruits and vegetables this month, purchasing fresh produce only at farmer's markets and boycotting all grocery stores.
Maleah from Nature Knitter (Southern California). … what better inspiration than a challenge that accomplishes what I'm trying to do!
Sarah from Sarah's Homestead Blog ("woods of Oregon"). We will attempt to go all the way, and do all meals, concentrating most heavily on dinner.
Tana Butler from Small Farms (Santa Cruz County, CA). Hans and Heidi are my local fishing outfit, and I usually pick up some salmon at the farmers market.
Owen from Tomatilla (San Francisco, CA).
Jeanne from World on a Plate (San Francisco, CA). Although it's impossible to source Jamba Juice locally they are a local company (wink).
me from Life Begins @ 30 (San Francisco, CA). Anything that I buy or cook for the household will be locally grown.
Liz from A Typical Mom (Des Moines Suburbs).
Gina from Cauldron Ridge (St Joe, Indiana). This is my goal--eat local first; eat globally on special occasions.
Dianna from Infinite Stitch (Illinois). Local will mean Illinois and Michigan with the most focus on my city.
Resident Minx from Jinxed Minx (Suburban Detroit). Getting into a discussion in a local yarn shop made me realize that it's never easy - you must decide for yourself which piece of the food puzzle is most important.
Alanna from Kitchen Parade: Veggie Venture (St. Louis, Missouri). Incorporating eating local into her blog goal of writing new about new veggie recipes every day.
Naomi from an ent knits (Philadelphia, PA). for the month of August, all the food I buy is going to be from the farmers' market or the co-op.
Jennifer from Cookin' in the 'Cuse (Syracuse, NY). It is my hope that the month of August will not only be a delicious month but will give us the chance to see the rich possibilities of eating locally and sustainably in Central New York.
Rebecca from Green-eyed Knitter (Western New York).
Lisa from KnitSox (Red Sox Nation).
Stephanie from stefoodie.net (Northwest PA). Since we have been blessed to live in an area surrounded by local farms -- which we don't take advantage of often enough -- our family has decided to take the challenge and participate
Jamie from 10 Signs Like This (The South). We will attempt to consume only foods grown in the American South, i.e., from Texas eastward and from Maryland southward.
Christine from Farm Groupie (Washington DC Area).
Kevin from Seriously Good (Knoxville, TN). But local producers can also translate to more input from you concerning what's available.
Kelly from marmalade.ca (Toronto, Canada). The city has a gazillion Farmers’ Markets, and each week we’ll visit one.
Trixye from La Cosa Knitstra (Cambridge, England). There's a great market here in Cambridge, and I do quite often use it in the summer time, just not as much as I should.