Tuesday Greens #18: Longview Locavores

by Becky Elmuccio on January 29, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday Greens #18! As we are heading towards February this week, I wanted to let you know some more about the Longview Center of Agriculture’s Locavore Challenge. Longview is located in Collegeville, PA and has 120 acres of organically and sustainably farmed land. They are a section of Greener Partners and they produce food in all 4 seasons.

Photo courtesy of Longview Center for Agriculture

This year, they are hosting the Locavore Challenge, which runs from February 1st through March 3rd. Each day, Longview has issued a specific challenge to push folks to live and eat more locally this winter. They run the gamut from reading about gardening and sustainable food practices to trying new recipes using produce that is grown locally at this time of year. Kids’ and family events are planned and you can visit the market to purchase local foods. If you want to check them out ahead of time, pop on over to their calendar.

If you sign up for their email alerts, you will receive the week’s challenges. As you complete the challenges, you can submit your proof of participation, via email or stopping in at the market with a photo, to earn raffle tickets. Some of the prizes that can be won in the raffle include market gift certificates, workshops, special market discounts, and local food baskets. You can follow me along on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and here on the blog to see how we are doing with the daily challenges. I am very excited to see how this can push me to be a better locavore!

What green developments do you have to share this week? Please share your posts in the linky below.

***Plus, congrats to Christine, our Green Mountain Fair Trade Coffee Giveaway Winner!!***



Disclosure: I will be working with Longview as a blogger for their Locavore Challenge. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

 

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Erin S. January 29, 2013 at 9:03 am

I love gardening and actually have some herbs growing in my window sill now!

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Melanie S January 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

That is great that they can garden year round like that!

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Green Grandma January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

I wish I lived closer to Collegeville. This sounds fantastic!

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Barb @ A Life in Balance January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

Sounds like a great challenge for the winter!

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Lauryn January 29, 2013 at 10:59 am

What a great thing! I am all about local sustainability! And, Collegeville is certainly somewhere we can get to easily. Thanks for sharing!

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TJ January 29, 2013 at 11:04 am

Thank you. 🙂

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amanda January 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm

What a great idea. I should see if this available local to me.

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EcoDad @ GLC January 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Add our slug post to the linky:
* Cauliflower has 7% of folic acid – cool! and I’m not ready to start canning, though someday.

We also just signed up for local fresh organic vegetable delivery – we’re trying it again.

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Carrie January 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm

We love Longview! It’s about 5 minutes away and we try to get there once a week– that’s my commitment to being a locavore this summer. 😉 They make it easy, especially with their delish produce and locally baked bread.

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