King County Council gives thanks for local farmers

November 24, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, 2010

Just before Thanksgiving, King County Council members gave thanks for local farms and produce.

The council recognized the Eat Local for Thanksgiving campaign and members pledged to do the same.

“The Thanksgiving holiday is a celebration of plentiful harvests, and here in King County we have an abundance of farm fresh produce for which to be thankful,” Councilman Larry Phillips, sponsor of the recognition, said in a statement.

Organizers created the campaign to accentuate the connections buying local has forms to the environment, the use of fossil fuels and energy, and support for local farmers.

Many local farmers markets and grocery stores joined the campaign to highlight local produce throughout the holiday season.

Cascade Harvest Coalition and Puget Sound Fresh organized the campaign. Learn more about the effort here. The site provides recipes and locations to purchase local produce.

“The Eat Local for Thanksgiving campaign brings awareness to the many environmental, economic, and health benefits of eating locally grown produce and encourages citizens to choose local ingredients for their Thanksgiving feasts this year,” Phillips said.

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