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#ygkChallenge: 100 Mile Diet

100 Mile Diet, Kingston, Ontario
Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Try the 100 Mile Diet.  In 2007 a book was published by Canadian authors Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon called The 100-Mile Diet.  The book documented the experience of these two as they ate food grown or raised within 100 miles of their home for an entire year.  This is a challenging feat in the Canadian climate but they did it with great success.  At this time of year, our local farms and farmer’s markets are overflowing with ripe and delicious produce.  This week we challenge you to head to Market Square, The Memorial Centre, Old Farm Fine Foods or any of the other great local food resources we have in and around Kingston and give the diet a try for one week.  You’ll feel great eating fresh, organic food and the farmers will thank you.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by sharing the link and encouraging the participation of your friends and family. By joining together in our weekly challenge, we hope to accomplish big and positive things for our community.

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

4 thoughts on “#ygkChallenge: 100 Mile Diet

  • August 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm
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    I'm in! My veggies come from Patchwork Gardens and our own garden, and dairy, and a few extras from Limestone Organic Creamery! Too bad about Fifth Town closing, I hope someone nearby picks up that market.

    • August 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm
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      Fifth Town is up for sale as a going concern. I really hope someone good will buy it and make it work because I really miss them. I'd suggest that whoever it is concentrates on a smaller number of core products. Despite the fact that I loved every cheese I ever tasted from Fifth Town, I always had a feeling the previous owners were trying to expand their range too much and too quickly.

  • August 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm
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    for local eating this delivery service is essential http://www.wendysmobilemarket.com/ you can place orders from a decently wide variety of farms in the kingston area and have it delivered to you weekly. unbelievable. i swear i do not work for these guys i'm just a huge fan

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