Local Food Challenge
The Local Food Challenge
HDFFA’s Local Food Challenge took place from 2016 to 2018. This challenge encouraged community members to support the local food movement. For HDFFA, local includes products grown, raised, or crafted in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties. Examples of local foods include salad greens grown by a local farmer, beef raised by a local rancher, or jams and jellies made right here with local ingredients.
How It Worked
Each day HDFFA sent an email with easy, fun challenges. For every question answered, photo posted, or recipe provided, participants earned up to 5 points a day and were entered to win the daily prize:
- $20 of fresh local food
Each time participants earned a point, they were entered to win the grand prize:
- $100 of fresh local food
- Chef-led cooking class for the winner and their friends
- Gift basket of locally crafted foods
Why is this Important?
The more we buy and eat Central Oregon food, the more our community benefits.
- Local food tastes better. The distance from the farm to your plate is shorter, so the food is fresher – and you can taste the difference!
- Local food is better for you. Farmers that grow food for their community harvest their products at the peak of perfection which retains far more of its nutritional integrity.
- Purchasing local food strengthens the whole community. When your money is spent locally, more of it stays here. A stronger local economy means more jobs and a better future for the next generation.