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Resource Tue Aug 31 2010

Promise You'll Eat Locally?

Ready to join -- at least temporarily -- the locavore movement? Green City Market will kick off its annual Locavore Challenge on September 8, encouraging Chicagoans to center their diets around foods produced in Illinois, its border states, and Michigan.

Locavore Challenge resource kits and pledge sheets will be available at the Lincoln Park market's information booth on Saturday, September 4, and online thereafter. And throughout September, the market will feature locavore-centric events, including a resource fair, a cook-off, and a community dinner.

For tech-friendly resources that can help you in your quest to eat locally, click here and here. And for an online roundtable discussion of the merits and pitfalls of eating locally, click here.

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Rob Gardner / September 1, 2010 11:06 AM

Don't forget the Local Beet ( We have been providing a "practical approach to local eating" for Chicagoans for over 2 years. We host a range of writers posting on local wine, beer, cheese, and the ins-and outs of eating local around here. We also have robust discussions such as recent chat on whether farmer's markets are BS. We have tons of resources to help people eat local, not just during the challenge but all year.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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