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Eat local week

Eat local week

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE NEWS

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kvue.com

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 4 at 9:02 AM

Tomorrow kicks off an event known as Eat Local Week. This is the third year Edible Austin has done this.

From December 5th through the 12th restaurants and markets that choose to participate feature a menu item made primarily of locally sourced ingredients. Then they give a portion of their sales to Urban Roots. Restaurants have to give a minimum of $150, coffee shops $50.

In case you’ve not heard about Urban Roots they do amazing things. I had the opportunity to meet some of the teens involved earlier this year. Urban Roots involves students between the ages of 14-17. They learn about organic farming and hunger in their communities. They plant and cultivate their own fruits and vegetables, harvest them then sell them at local farmers markets, donating what they grow to local hunger relief efforts.

So this is a great way to help support local restaurants and local farmers. To see a list of participating restaurants go here.

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