Are you up to the challenge? For the month of August, Northern Plains Resource Council is challenging you (and ourselves) to eat more local foods, to ask for more local foods in your community, and to help support Montana agriculture in a giant way.
The Montana Local Food Challenge is an opportunity for all of us to:
The challenge is simple:
“Local” is a term that is used loosely, meaning different things to different people. For our purposes, we are defining local food as any Montana product (if the majority of ingredients were grown and processed in Montana and the business is owned in Montana). If you live near a state border, “local” can also include food from the closest bordering state.
Food systems are not defined by borders but by regions. This “Greater Montana Region” definition will serve to help us access more food businesses and think about building our food system on a regional level.