Are you thinking of a local, organic Thanksgiving this year? Well, thanks to the Eat Well Guide and the Consumers Union, it’s a piece of cake (or pumpkin pie). These two groups have teamed up and created the Thanksgiving Local and Organic Food Challenge that’s aimed at helping people shop and eat more locally grown produce. Here’s how the challenge works.
First, check out the interactive Eat Well Guide to find out where to shop for a locally-produced turkey, fruit, vegetables, baked goods, dairy, meat and more in your neighborhood. Then incorporate these products into your traditional Thanksgiving recipes.
And finally, share the recipe with the rest of America by submitting it to the Local Food Challenge. If you’re anything like me – with a few recipes short of a Thanksgiving dinner – you can check out all the great recipes already submitted. You’ll find everything from Pomegranate Vinegar to a Vanilla Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Crust. Of course, you’re not expected to use only local, organic food for the whole meal. The idea is simply to encourage more people to use at least one local and/or organic food item for the Thanksgiving feast.