Bonita McGee at Get Local sends out a reminder about the Get Local Metro Vancouver Challenge, beginning September 16th and running through October 16th: “During this time, Get Local will be challenging consumers in Metro Vancouver to eat local, shop at Get Local retailers, dine at Get Local restaurants – and restaurants participating in Eat! BC.” Unfortunately I can’t find too much information on this event around the web. Hopefully I’ll have an update for you soon.
But for now, I do know that eating locally and supporting resturants who make an effort to use local ingredients is a good thing, any time of year. Why not participate AND support the UBC Farm by eating out at one of the restaurants which purchases produce that we grow? They’re all fantastic: Provence Mediterranean Grill, Pair Bistro, Sage Bistro (UBC), and Cru. If you’re a UBC student you’ll often find our produce on the menus at your residence cafeterias and other outlets like Cafe Perugia.