Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fab Locavore Finds: Savings, Prizes, Donations and Challenges

Recently, I received a few dozen requests from readers and business owners to promote their food product, raise money for their movie, circulate their survey or provide savings. Here's the best of the requests.... Photo (courtesy of Fresh Direct): Tom Wickham, Long Island Farmer and Fresh Direct Supplier

FRESH DIRECT, the online food delivery company in New York City and the Hamptons, recently expanded its local foods department -- I'm a huge fan -- with a terrific variety of local meats, dairy, fruits, and vegetables -- many from New York and the Hamptons. The SUPPORTLOCAL promo code* is good for 20% off their entire Local Market and is good all summer. Shop now and save on dozens of items.

FOODIELINK is New York's new and fast growing "good food" blog (I'm a contributor to the recipe and food politics sections and a fan). Take FOODIELINK's survey now and enter to win a chance for some cool local food prizes.

Northeast Organic Farming Association is tilling the soil for their upcoming NY Locavore Challenge running from September 1 to 30. NOFA offers local eating challenges for 1 day, 1 week and 1 month local food and will help you figure out whats in season, where to shop or dine for local food. I'm going to do the challenge -- and submit recipes too -- will you? Go ahead, take the locavore challenge.

HANDS THAT FEED. Check out the fundraising opportunity (just 6 days left) on KickStarter.com for the movie HANDS THAT FEED. I heard from Josh Levin, who's co-producing this non-profit film on Haiti's agricultural crisis and the grassroots sustainable ag-based recovery movement emerging there. According to Josh "Haiti is an amazing test-case of the failed models of the past, and we are making this film both to promote a new path for Haiti, as well as leverage this "teachable moment" for the world". Click HERE to see the video, learn more about the film and make a pledge ($10 and up) before the deadline which is just 6 days away.

* Limited time offer. Expires August 31, 2010. May not be combined with any other offer. All standard terms and conditions apply. Limit one use per customer/account. Residential orders only. Void where prohibited. Offer is non-transferable.

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