This coming week, July 29 through August 5, is Eat In, Act Out week, organized by San Diego Food Not Lawns. Here’s what they have to say about the event.
San Diego has the second-highest number of small farms in the entire US and yet, very little local produce is used in our restaurants or sold in our markets. Instead, our produce is shipped away, while the average store-bought fruit or vegetable has traveled over 1500 miles to our plate!
During this week of action, people across the country are choosing to eat locally and think critically about their food choices. “Eat in” refers to using local food, cooking food yourself instead of eating fast food, and “Act Out” means speaking up and taking action to change our food system and promote local food!
They have lots of activities planned, including a canning workshop and an edible bicycle tour of City Heights. For more information and the complete schedule check out the flyer or visit the Food Not Lawns website.