This year we again encourage you to follow along with us on our Instagram and FaceBook channels (@eatlocalfirstolypen) as we celebrate our wonderful local food community and ask you to Get Out On A Farm!
September is a great time to enjoy the bounty of goodies produced by our many local farms. From fresh dairy products, to delicious vegetables and fruits, to high quality meat and eggs, shoppers can meet virtually all their grocery needs buying directly from farms and local retailers right here on the Olympic Peninsula. By supporting local farmers, consumers are building meaningful relationships with the people who grow their food, they are ensuring more dollars stay in our local communities, and they are supporting the health and longevity of our farmland for many years to come.
The Eat Local First Collaborative will be highlighting ways to enjoy local food in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Throughout the month the local community will be engaged through social media to learn about farmers and producers in the region, where to buy local products and how to help individuals and families access fresh healthy food. The campaign will showcase food grown in the region and provide creative ways our local community can support everyone who helps bring local food from the farm and sea to our forks.
And this year we hope everyone will take the opportunity to GET OUT ON A FARM! Get out there and mingle with your local community and meet some of our wonderful neighbors who grow delicious and nutritious food for us right here close to home. We will be posting a list of opportunities to do just that on our website and our social media channels (@eatlocalfirstolypen) so visit us regularly for the latest info on evolving opportunities.