Eat Local Challenge begins Wednesday

Residents are asked to eat local for one full week, from Aug. 3 to 10, in the days leading up to Langley Eats Local.

Langley Eats Local festival returns to the Langley Community Farmers Market at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Wednesday, Aug. 10, and this year, a bit of an appetizer is being offered in the form of a challenge.

Residents are  asked to eat local for one full week, from Aug. 3 to 10, in the days leading up to Langley Eats Local.

“Participants can define ‘local’ for themselves,” said Ava Shannon of the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), which presents Langley Eats Local in partnership with the Township of Langley.

“That could mean, for example, sourcing 70 per cent of their food from B.C. or the classic 100-mile radius, or challenging themselves to buy all their produce, dairy, and meat from Langley sources.”

Participants are encouraged to share their personal goals and stories using #LangleyEatsLocal during the week, and a prize will be presented to the most active person on social media.

All participants who register for the challenge by Aug. 3 can pick up a little goodie bag at Langley Eats Local.

The event itself will take place Aug. 10 during the Langley Community Farmers Market, which runs each Wednesday from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Langley KPU campus, at 20901 Langley Bypass.

For more information, contact Ava Shannon, Langley Environmental Partners Society, at 604-546-0337 or agriculture@leps.bc.ca or Val Gafka, Senior Manager of Corporate Administration, at vgafka@tol.ca or 604-532-7305.

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