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Local Food Shift Launches in Boulder

Local Food Shift is a collaboration between Foodtree and Boulder-based organization, Transition Colorado, the first officially-recognized Transition initiative in North America. Together we’re creating tools and processes to empower the local food movement in communities globally.

About Local Food Shift
Most of the food we eat comes from sources hundreds or thousands of miles away. Local Food Shift is working to help bring every community’s “foodshed” closer to home.

Little by little, we’re shifting the global diet to the local, to food that is raised, caught, processed, cooked, distributed and sold by people in your community or nearby, people that you know and trust.

In most communities, less than three precent of food consumption is locally-grown and locally-produced. We’re inviting everyone— individuals, families, businesses, schools, restaurants, and institutions—to devote up to 10 percent of their food budget to local food.

If you’d like to know more, the Local Food Shift team will be on location at the Boulder Farmers Market today (July 20, 2011) from 4pm to 8pm, and ongoing every Wednesday and Saturday. They’ll be encouraging the community to take the 10% local food shift pledge, and also demonstrating the Foodtree iphone app.

Come on out and get local with your food.

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