(Port Orchard, WA) The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners passed a
resolution at their regular meeting Monday, November 10, encouraging
residents to include locally produced food on their Thanksgiving table this
year. “With our many local farms and farmer's markets in Kitsap County, it
make sense to include local foods on your holiday table,” said Steve
Bauer, Board Chair. “Eating locally produced foods is better for the
environment, and helps support our local economy.”
Eating locally helps reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas
emissions, supports local farmers and businesses, and helps preserve our
rural communities according to the resolution. It also mentions the strong
local farming presence in Kitsap County, and the six farmer’s markets that
support these local farmers.
The campaign is a regional effort. Kitsap County joins
King, Snohomish, Pierce and Skagit County elected officials in supporting
the "Eat Local" campaign. The Commissioners pledge to add one or
more locally produced products to their Thanksgiving menu, and encourage
residents to do the same. Complete information about "Eat Local"
is available at www.pugetsoundfresh.org.
Residents can electronically pledge to eat local at the web site. Pledge by
Friday, November 21st and you will be entered to win one of five heritage
turkeys from the Puget Sound region, one year of Organic Valley dairy
products, or other fun prizes!
This year, don’t let your food travel farther than your guests.
"Eat Local" this Thanksgiving.
To contact the Public Information Officer,
call Doug Bear at 360-337-4598 or