Edible Rhody Kids: Be a Locavore Hero!
Be a Locavore Hero!
LOCAVORE: noun \ lo-ca-vore (lō-kə-ˌvȯr) \
definition : one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible origin: local + -vore (as in carnivore)
first known use: 2005
WHAT'S ON YOUR LOCAVORE PLATE?
Rhode Island is home to a wide variety of food options all year long.
Design your food plate from the seasonal bounty this autumn!
1. Plan meals. A healthy balanced meal includes fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins.
2. Eat fresh and in season. Avoid "fast" or overly processed foods.
3. Food shop with your family from grocers who offer local foods, at farmers' markets, join a CSA.
4. Do the local lunch box challenge and take a locavore lunch to school every week.
TAKE THE "100 MILE MEAL" CHALLENGE!
See if you can eat 1 meal a week where everything on your plate comes from within 100 miles of where you live. It's OK to make a few exceptions for things like cooking oil, flour and spices!
You have lots of choices:
- what's grown - veggies, fruit
- what's raised - meat, poultry, eggs
- what's caught - seafood
- what's made - cheeses, breads, maple syrup
Mashed potatoes with butter and honey
Alternatives: cauliflower, sweet potatoes
Salad of green leaf lettuce, radishes, carrot shavings.
Alternatives: crunchy kale, spinach salad
Alternatives: chicken, beef, pork, eggs, fish
Alternatives: jonnycakes, cornbread
Roasted brussel sprouts
Alternatives: broccoli, Carrots, parsnips, beets
For dessert: apple pie
Alternative: cranberry tart, pumpkin smoothie
RESOURCES & BOOKS
Farm Fresh Rhode Island: Visit their website for info on farms, markets, seasonal harvests, u-pick produce, CSAs and much more. FarmFreshRI.org
Local Harvest: Use the map to locate farmers' markets, family farms, CSAs, farm stands and u-pick produce near you.
The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food (Storey, 2009) by Amy Colter. A family guide to living a locavore life with easy to follow ideas for all ages.
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