About This Campaign
No matter what you are celebrating this season, there's a good chance that food will play a major role in your celebration.
This season, make a delicious difference in your holiday traditions by bringing healthy, local foods to your celebration. Join the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition by taking the pledge to include one item in your holiday celebrations from a local source. Tis the season to make a delicious difference by eating local for the holidays!
The Eat Local for the Holidays campaign is an initiative of the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition. It is modeled after the Eat Local for Thanksgiving campaign in Seattle, Washington.
"Chipotle is proud to be a partner in supporting Eat Local for the Holidays. Why do we support local foods? The less distance food has to travel, the better. It just makes sense. Sourcing local food reduces food miles, supports rural economies, and ensures fresh, great-tasting seasonal produce.
How does Chipotle define local? Local areas are defined as sourcing from farms within 350 miles from our participating restaurants. Farms are also evaluated on their adherence to our Food With Integrity standards.
In 2012, Chipotle plans to serve at least 50% of at least one produce item from local farms when it is seasonally available and is on track to purchase more than 15 million pounds of local produce this year. Those vegetables include romaine lettuce, red onions, green bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, and oregano."
Meet one of the family farmers that works with Chipotle.
KC Healthy Kids is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Eat Local for the Holidays campaign. KC Healthy Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to the health of Greater Kansas City's children, believes that healthy eating is only possible when we have a healthy, local food system. Using local foods is more nutritious, more environmentally sustainable, and more economically friendly for our region.