The Best Case for Being a Locavore is Being a Locavore – GCM Party – Wed Night

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September 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Upton Sinclair famously said of the impact of his book, the Jungle, “I aimed for their heads and accidentally hit them in their stomachs*.”  Many years later, we know it’s no accident that the best way to convince people to eat local is to have them eat local.  What they may not accept through reason, they will get through consumption.  And on this note, Green City Market wants to seal the deal on their Locavore Challenge with a grand supper featuring a range of their fruits, vegetables, herbs and meats from their market; from TJ’s chicken to Klug’s apples, even yogurt from Kilgus, this should keep you wanting local foods long after any challenge dissipates.

And what’s nearly as good as eating local food, eating local food with your fellow local food fans.  The supper tomorrow, at the Peggy Notebaert Museum, will allow you to trade notes with others, some who tried to eat local for two weeks, others who try to eat local all the time.  Learn from each other.  Support each other.  Try to find time for each other in between bites of all that a-convincin’ local food.   Also, you will have the chance to hear and learn from Dana Cox who went a whole year eating local, lived to tell, and will be presenting on Wednesday.

The event starts at 6 PM.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.

*In verifying the words of Upton Sinclair, I also came across this neat quote of his, not about food at all, but generally very apt in life: ““If is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

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One Comment

  1. Rob says:

    Are you guys knowledgeable about cooperatively raising grass fed beef? I’d like to get a program like that going.

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