Press Release: Eat Local For the Holidays Dec. 2023


December 14th, 2023

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Maressa Valliant, Director, Eat Local First

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Support local farms with your holiday meals, treats, and gifts!

Washington State, December 14, 2023
 – The “Eat Local for the Holidays” campaign is back, providing fresh inspiration for anyone seeking unique ideas for gifts and tastes that both dazzle and honor the beauty and meaning of place. Eat Local First offers simple ways to spread warmth and joy while supporting local farms and food businesses this holiday season. This initiative, now in its fourth year, aims to raise awareness and rally support for the vibrant community of Washington’s farmers, fisherfolk, restaurants and makers who always remind us that the best flavors come from home.

Pledge to Support Local Farms. Eat Local. Gift Local.

Join us in committing to seek out and purchase locally sourced food and farm products this holiday season! By taking the Eat Local for the Holidays Pledge, you not only enhance your holiday table but also enter for the chance to win $100 gift cards to your favorite local farm or food business through Eat Local First.

Local Delights at your Fingertips

To facilitate this journey, the Holiday Food and Farm Finder serves as a comprehensive guide, allowing consumers to connect directly with over 1,800 local farmers, growers, producers, and businesses across the state. From farm-fresh foods to locally grown and crafted holiday decor, the Holiday Food and Farm Finder is your go-to resource for crafting meaningful and delicious holiday experiences.

Win $500 Worth of Local Goodies

As an additional incentive, Eat Local First is hosting a giveaway with a chance to win $500 worth of local, farm-fresh goodies. Each pledge made to support local farms and food businesses earns an entry into the draw for one of five $100 gift cards. Bonus entries can be earned by completing additional activities and sharing the local love!

Community Investment During the Holidays

Jessica Meyer, the Outreach Coordinator for Eat Local First, emphasizes the importance of supporting small farms and food businesses during the holiday season. “Many of our local farmers and food artisans depend on holiday income during a time of year when harvests are less plentiful. Supporting them now means you can enjoy the fruits of their labor in the spring and summer, too!”

About the Eat Local First Collaborative

Produced by the Eat Local First Collaborative, a collective of food system organizations, this campaign seeks to strengthen the bond between consumers and farm and food businesses statewide. Members of the Collaborative include Seattle Good Business Network, Sustainable Connections, The Local Food Trust, Tilth Alliance, Washington State University Food Systems, and Washington State University Regional Small Farms Program.

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Holiday Food & Farm Finder

Holiday Giveaways – Enter to Win

Holiday Meal Planning and Gift Giving

Top 10 Local Food Gifts for the Holidays

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