Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Eat LOCAL during the Holidays!

Ahh the Holidays are here! It is truly amazing how things arrive so quickly. For most individuals they believe it is difficult to eat local in the winter months, this however is not the case. There are a wonderful assortment of meats, cheeses, and even some fruits and vegetables. The great thing is there are farms located right here in Montgomery County who have taken the time to prepare for this holiday season. Contact your local poultry farm to see if they have any turkeys, chickens, or pheasants available for your lovely Christmas dinner. Or maybe you would like some fresh smoked bacon for your roasts or filet mignons? Dessert is not complete without a decadent apple dumpling topped with our fresh pecans. The point is this, it is the season for celebrating and sharing and just because it is cold outside doesn't mean you have to stray from your local food campaign.

For more tips on eating local join us in the 10% Campaign

If you need help creating your wonderful local dishes contact your local foods coordinator at your extension office (Montgomery County Staff) for their 10% Campaign Holiday Recipes or visit the Produce Lady's website for recipes and instructions on preparing your local meals:The Produce Lady

We here at the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension office hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!