Inspired by this post from Eco Women – I have challenged myself to prepare a Thanksgiving meal with local ingredients. This means that I will build my menu around food that is grown or raised within a 100 mile radius of my home.

I will have to do some research, because the local farmers markets are ending and I will have to get more creative. I live in Virginia, so my choices will likely look something like this:

  • Free-range, heritage Turkey
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Potatoes
  • Winter Squash – butternut, acorn, pumpkin
  • Apples – lots of them
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruits
  • maybe some Peas
  • Leafy greans like Kale, etc

My next post will include some online resources that I uncover after I do my research.

Will you join the challenge?