The Challenge with a Purpose!
This challenge started last year after I did a post about our local farmers' market. One of my good blogging friends Rae suggested it would be interesting to see what kinds of products were available in other areas. The challenge was a great success, there were entries from all over the world. If you would like to see one of last year's challenges go HERE!
While this challenge is lots of fun it also has a purpose. The purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness for locally produced foods. Most of the food you purchase at the grocery store is grown somewhere else. What kinds of foods are produced in your local area? Are you supporting your local farmers?
Be it fruits, vegetables, dairy products or related items we want to know what's available where you live. The products can come from your local farmers' market but it can also be what you grow in your own backyard.
This is for everyone. If you have a Farmers' Market in your area we would like to see your photos. If you don't have a farmers' market how about a roadside produce stand? Or maybe you grow your own vegetables? Do you raise chickens or geese, do you use the eggs? We want to see your photos. Do you have a recipe that uses the fresh foods you buy/grow locally? You can post that as well.
There will be three challenges before winter! The first challenge will be Saturday July 31st. Hopefully that will give everyone plenty of time to get your photos and/or do a write up.
I will post Mister Linky the night before and you can link-up your post anytime that weekend. Once you have posted be sure to visit all the other entries.
This is not mandatory but if possible please grab one of the Farmers' Market Challenge buttons and place it on your sidebar with a link back to this post. I thank you in advance for spreading the news about the challenge.
I also have a little giveaway to go with the challenge but more about that later.
I'm looking forward to seeing your photos and reading your stories, I hope you will join in on this fun and important event. See you on Saturday July 31st!
If you haven't entered my giveaway for the ViCera Ceramic Knife now is the time.