The Challenge

The challenge: Take 4-5 weeks to be intentional about eating food that comes from your local area.  (you get to choose what ‘local’ means to you – we recommended within 100 miles if possible, striving for 60-80% of your food coming from these local sources)  We recommend choosing food grown organically (with or without the official label) whenever possible.

After a week of scouting and preparing, the active challenge weeks include the following activities:





We will share with each other our go to recipes, shopping and food preservation tips, and provide each other with support along the way.

Before you begin, join our Facebook Community !

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We do a group challenge in the month of August, but you are welcome to join in anytime.

2017 PRIZES!

All people who complete the challenge in August will be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes:

(sign up by joining the facebook group and actively posting about your eating local adventures in the month of August or for those not on social media, by sending an email to

-A copy of Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a SD Hillside

-A copy of Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth (due out in’ll get an early copy!)

-Gift basket from the Carrot Seed Kitchen Co.

– Gift certificate from Simple Living, LLC

-Gift certificate from the WaterShed Cafe

Let the local eating begin!