Evening Meal Dates

Oct 5 2017

Jan 18, 2018

March 15, 2018

May 17, 2018

 

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

—James Beard


Be a Locavore

How to be a Locavore:

Grow your own produce

Buy local meat and produce at the farmer's market

Check our Directory to find sources for fresh, local eggs, dairy products, meat and produce through Lopez farms, shops and restaurants

Meet your friends and neighbors at Evening Meals at School

Take excess produce from your garden to Lopez FRESH (Lopez Island Family Lopez Center food bank)

Join a CSA so you have fresh in season produce throughout the growing season

 

Our favorite 10 reasons to be a Locavore:

Fresh – you can’t get fresher than today's harvest

Taste – food picked today tastes better than food picked two weeks ago

Nutrition – food picked more recently has a higher nutritional value

Natural – local food is more likely to be organic or grown without pesticides

Local – buying local food supports your neighbors and the local economy

Variety – discover vegetables you didn’t know existed because they’re in season

Stewardship – protect local farmland for the next generations 

Environmentally friendly – you don't need fuel for ferries and trucks

Self Reliance – regional food production systems connect producer and consumer

Community – by strengthening your local food network you enhance and maintain your quality of life