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!
loÂ·caÂ·vore noun \Ä±lÅ-kÉ™-Ä±vÃ´r\
definition : one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible
origin : local + -vore (as in carnivore)
first known use: 2005
What’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
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.