Montana and Maine Eaters Embark on Local Food Challenges this August
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The Montana Local Food Challenge is inviting Montanans to eat local food every day for the month of August. People who sign up to participate in the challenge, and special focus challenges each week of the month, become eligible for local food prize drawings. The Montana Local Food Challenge is an opportunity for individuals, families, and businesses to challenge their current buying and eating habits and make a commitment to eating locally while learning about the myriad of benefits to be gained from localizing our thinking. Meanwhile, across the country, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is asking individuals to pledge to eat all local and organic foods for one day, one week, or the entire month of August. The pledge highlights the abundance of local organic products that contribute to diverse, tasty meals, and the initiative takes place when many seasonal products are reaching peak abundance.