TreeHugger 100-Mile Thanksgiving Challenge
Here in the States, most of us are looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday in just over a month, where we will gather with family and friends around the dinner table to celebrate the bounty of the earth. And, although we celebrate with the first Thanksgiving in mind, where the feast was (and had to be) entirely local, much of our Thanksgiving meal comes to us from places far from our homes. So, here's our challenge for you: make your Thanksgiving meal local. We want you to make a meal using only ingredients found within 100 miles of your home. This doesn't have to be a "traditional" Thanksgiving meal (although it can be), but it should be a feast that many of your family and friends would enjoy. We want you to send us your 100-Mile Thanksgiving menu. Along with the food and ingredients you used, you should also let us know where you obtained your food - both in terms of location and who the food came from, let us know the name of the farm or farmer where you bought your food. You can submit your entry to: contest [at] treehugger [dot] com. We will judge entries both on the food presented and on the eco-footprint of the meal you created. We are looking for creative and tasty meals, so feel free to unleash your inner chef. We will accept entries until Tuesday, November 14, so you have just under four weeks to get your menu together. The best meals will be featured on the site, and TreeHugger readers will get to vote on the best 100-Mile feast the week of Thanksgiving.