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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 18, 2008
Contact: Doug Bear,
Public Information Programs Supervisor
Phone: (360) 337-5777
No: 08-45

Eat Local This Thanksgiving

(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.

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To contact the Public Information Officer, 
call Doug Bear at 360-337-4598 or email: dbear@co.kitsap.wa.us

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014