Why EAT Local?
This can be done by growing your own food and sharing with family, friends and food banks; shopping at farmers markets and on-farm stands where you can strike up a conversation with the person who grows your food; joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) where you pay early in the season to receive weekly shares of the local harvest; participating in a community garden or edible schoolyard and teaching or learning about growing food with others; farm-to-table initiatives where school food services, restaurants, and cafeterias source locally grown foods and are encouraged to do this by community members.
The EAT Vision
As Residents of North Central Washington, we want to eat fresh, wholesome food now and in the future. We want this food to be locally grown in healthy soil on successful family farms by our friends and neighbors so that no one goes hungry. Our food should be grown with responsible stewardship, promoting thriving markets, agrarian culture and community.
The Edible Schoolyard at John Newbery Elementary in Wenatchee had its ground-breaking on Earth Day in 2006. Thanks to sponsorship by the Newbery PTA and Heifer International, EAT and other community partners were able to remove the old soil and bring in clean soil to raise the garden at least two feet in a functional two-tiered terrace.