#ygkChallenge: Local Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, local food, farmers' market, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Plan a locally sourced Thanksgiving. It’s harvest time and in our neck of the woods that means that there is an incredible array of beautiful, local produce at our disposal.  In addition to the availability of delicious fall vegetables, we also have access to numerous farms within 100 kilometers of Kingston that raise free-range, and in some cases organic meat.  This week, as you plan your Thanksgiving dinner, whatever it may be, we challenge you to keep things as local as possible.  Visit one of our fantastic farmers’ markets and get inspired by the gorgeous colours and unique options that this time of year has to offer.  Visit a local deli or go straight to the source and order your protein from a local farmer.  Support ygk farmers and reduce your carbon footprint this Thanksgiving.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

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...

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