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The Buy Local Challenge is a personal commitment to support farms by eating local.

"Yes, I pledge to eat at least one thing from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week!"

July 19th - July 27th, 2014.

Enter the 2014 photo contest: "Take the Challenge to the EXTREME!"

Show us how you took the Challenge to the extreme. Consider serving something local at *every* meal instead of once a day, eating *only* local foods during Buy Local Week, or sampling *new* items you have never tried before, like local meat, cheese, ice cream, beer or wine! Upload your photos to Facebook and you could win!

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WHY? Healthy plate, healthy planet! Adding locally grown farm products into your meals is good for you, your family and the planet. MORE
WHERE? Stock up at local farms, farm stands and markets that offer genuine local products, and dine at restaurants featuring local food and wine. MORE
HOW? Once you have taken the pledge, find out how your business or organization can promote or participate in the Buy Local Challenge. MORE
Tips and Recipes. Taking the challenge is fun! We've got some creative tips, recipes and sample menus to get you started.