Edible Rhody KIDS: Be a locavore hero! (Fall 2013)

[ 0 ] October 7, 2013 |

E_RHO_Fall13_COVER Welcome Fall! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Be a locavore hero!”, shares what it means to eat local, how you can take action and design your food plate from the seasonal bounty this autumn!

lo·ca·vore noun \ılō-kə-ıvôr\

definition : one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible
origin : local + -vore (as in carnivore)
first known use: 2005

CRANBERRIES.100What’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!

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, our and spices! what’s grown – veggies, fruit what’s raised – meat, poultry, eggs what’s caught – seafood what’s made – cheeses, breads, maple syrup

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 oer local foods, at farmers’ markets, join a CSA.
4. Do the local lunch box challenge and take a locavore lunch to school every week.


Resources + Books
  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island: Visit their website for info on farms, markets, seasonal harvests, u-pick produce, CSAs and much more.
  • 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.


Category: edible rhody KIDS, food + recipes

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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