Eat Local Challenge

The Eat Local Challenge promotes the consumption of locally produced foods. This year -- the eighth -- a host of events is planned Sept. 13-22 at restaurants, grocery stores, growers markets, farms, wineries and elsewhere, organized by the group Thrive, food producers and restaurants. Find our stories about the events and local food producers, suggestions for how you can eat locally , a calendar detailing public events and more.

Eat-local stories

  • Carrot Craze - 3/5/2014

    Harvesting organic vegetables throughout the winter, Applegate farmers Josh Cohen and Melissa...

  • Fruit for a Frost - 12/4/2013

    Tasting of the tropics, this fruit improbably withstands a freeze to ripen in the dead of winter.

  • Local ginger is fresh as it gets - 9/18/2013

    A spice native to Asia and grown rarely in the continental United States has found a home at one...

  • Drink It Up - 9/11/2013

    Dunking bread or drizzling olive oil over pasta no longer imparts enough flavor for Lara Knackstedt.

  • Old-time favorite - 9/4/2013

    It may look like some newfangled breed of brassica.

  • Tantalizing Taste - 8/28/2013

    Featuring more than 20 local, specialty-foods producers, in addition to its own label, Harry &...

  • Perfect Peach - 7/31/2013

    Six organically farmed acres outside of Ashland are a paradise for peaches, says Scott McGuire.

  • Get your fix - 7/24/2013

    When her grandchildren visit from California, Charlette Karumm treats them to farm-fresh foods,...

  • What a catch - 7/10/2013

    Rogue River spring chinook can be bagged this week without launching a boat or baiting a hook.

  • JoyFull Kitchen - 6/19/2013

    Refreshment goes beyond movement and relaxation at the new home of a Jacksonville yoga studio.

from the archives

Take the pledge

Locavore Supreme: All foods that I consume during the week will be grown, raised or produced within 200 miles (and I even agree to give up coffee, chocolate and non-local spices).

Locavore: All foods that I consume during the week will be grown, raised or produced within 200 miles (but I still want my coffee, chocolate and non-local spices).

Taster: All foods that I consume during one meal per day throughout the week will be grown, raised or produced within 200 miles.

Sampler: All foods that I consume during two meals during the week will be grown, raised or produced within 200 miles.

Sign up at buylocalrogue.org.

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