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#50MileMeal #MenuForChange

#50MileMeal #MenuForChange

This year, we’re joining the global Slow Food network in the #menuforchange campaign with a very special challenge of #50MileMeal that’ll celebrate the food on our doorstep. And address a vital topic.

The food system is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions, while local agriculture, biodiversity and landscape are often some of the first victims of climate change.

Our countryside looks as it does because of food and farming, and when we choose to buy something from our local area, we not only help sustain those landscape, but we also keep jobs, skills, the local post office, and other services too.

Our challenge to you is starting during Slow Food Week (1 – 8 October), to prepare one meal using ingredients from within 50 miles of where you live, once every week, for the whole of October.

If you’re on social media, please take a picture of your meal or  ingredient and post it with the #50MileMeal hashtag. (If there’s room, please add #menuforchange too, please.) and we will repost a selection every day.

We’ll also be welcoming local groups, supporters  and members of the Chef Alliance to the campaign too, so look out for special dishes, menu, meals and other events on the same theme: source, cook and serve  ingredients from within 50 miles.

Supporting local food, the people who produce it and their communities is a real (and delicious) way we can all make a difference to the world we live in. And fight the forces that threaten it.

We look forward to hearing your stories and seeing the ways your #50MileMeals are joining Slow Food’s global #menuforchange.

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