(from our original web pages, circa 2006-2007)
NATIONWIDE… September is our Eat Local Challenge month – 30 days to read up, use our 100 Mile Diet food resources and BUY LOCAL!
Becoming a Localvore
Hello and Welcome to the Kansas City Food Circle’s 100-Mile Diet page. We’re here to help guide you towards local food in the Kansas City area. Your first stop — The KC Food Circle Directory of Local Organic and Free Range Food Producers, the definitive source for a diverse variety of locally grown and crafted products including vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, cheeses, milk, grains, mushrooms, preserves, and baked goods.
Once you’ve found the food, learn a little more about it by reading the exploits of the Kansas City 100 Mile Diet team at Present Magazine. Their search for local food in 2006 uncovered innumerable facts, recipes, traditions, opinions, and amusements. The hope is to inspire you to also add a big chunk of local food to your diet. Follow the links above, and/or the primer below if you are interested in the many benefits of eating local food.
Why the 100 Mile Diet?
Because the freshest food is the healthiest for both people and the earth. In the United States food travels an average of 1,300 miles from the field to your plate. Local food is fresher due to its proximity, and this freshness helps retain nutritional value. It is also more secure, with food often traveling from the farmer’s hands directly to the eater.
How do you eat a 100 Mile Diet?
Look for local food wherever you shop. Get a copy of the KCFC Directory here and the entire Present Magazine 100 Mile Diet Series from 2006 at http://www.PresentMagazine.com
What is planned for this year?
We will be promoting the 100 Mile Diet through this website, the sale of a CD (containing the KCFC Directory, 100 Mile Diet articles, recipes and resources), and giving a free workshop at the KC Food Circle Farmer’s Expo 2007 (our 9th annual exhibition!) . Then it’s up to you to frequent your local farmer’s market, join a CSA and/or look for local food at restaurants and on the shelves of grocery stores in the area.
Download the KC 100 Mile Press Release (.DOC)
STAY TUNED… MORE TO COME AS EVENTS ORGANICALLY MATERIALIZE !!!
100 Mile Diet Website – http://www.100MileDiet.org
Hosted by Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon, who spent an entire year eating (pretty much) only food from within 100 miles of their Vancouver, British Columbia apartment. Learn and kibitz at the site.
Local Harvest – http://www.LocalHarvest.org – Find local food near your zip code, for those who have registered on LocalHarvest’s free site.
The 100-Mile Diet – Origins…