May is coming up on Saturday. I always consider it the best
month of the year and this year is no different. It is time
once again, for another stop on the Local Food Roadshow, the 2010 Eat Local Challenge. This year, we have a treat,
as it is going to kick off at Swallowtail Farm with a May Day Cook Off and Music Celebration!

Each May, Stefanie Hamblen of Hogtown Homegrown sponsors the Eat Local Challenge, a challenge to eat locally produced food at home or in a restaurant at least once a day for the entire month of May!

This year the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will declare May 2010 as Eat Local Month in Alachua County. Please visit Hogtown Homegrown and read all the details as well as sign up for this year’s challenge!

Noah Shitama of Swallowtail Farm CSA will be hosting a May Day Celebration to kick off Eat Local Month. This will be a great opportunity to come out and see how your food is grown and meet and talk with many of your local farmers and learn more about the different organizations in our food community.

Enjoy a local food Cook – Off in the afternoon, with prizes, and then enjoy your evening with music and fun! Visit the Swallowtail Farm website for more details.

I’ll look forward to seeing many of you there!