About This Campaign

Make a delicious difference by eating local during the holidays all year! No matter what you are celebrating, there's a good chance food will play a part in your special event. You can make your traditions even more meaningful by bringing healthy, local foods to the table. When you do, you'll support local farmers and put less of a strain on Earth's natural resources.

Take the Pledge

Pledge to include at least one locally-sourced item in your holiday celebrations and you'll be entered to win a gift card to a local grocery store! You can pledge once each quarter. Drawings are held March 30, June 30, September 30, December 31. Winners will be notified via e-mail.

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A Heartfelt THANK YOU to Our Sponsors

Chipotle

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 served at least 50% of at least one produce item from local farms when seasonally available and purchased more than 15 million pounds of local produce. Those vegetables included romaine lettuce, red onions, green bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, and oregano.

Meet one of the family farmers that works with Chipotle.

 

KC Healthy Kids

KC Healthy Kids is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 2005 to improve the health of Greater Kansas City's children. They partner with communities and organizations to advance policies and environmental changes that support healthy eating and active living.

 

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. 

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Checkout the Farmers Markets

Food Policy Coalition