Local Eats Week is Back

Local Eats Week, which promotes local flavors from local farms at local restaurants, is returning for its eighth year. This year, 15 restaurants will offer sample plates made primarily from ingredients sourced from counties designated by the Local 6 Connection. 

Local 6 Connection is a project of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition that identifies food grown, produced, and or processed in Benton county and its five neighboring counties. It is a marketing campaign designed to encourage eating local, and ultimately, the local production of food. 

In addition to Local Eats Week, Local 6 Connection also organizes the Eat 40% Local Challenge. Community members can pledge to eat 40 percent of their food locally, thus helping Corvallis become more sustainable. 

Participating restaurants include Bellhop, Block 15, Bombs Away, Castor, Caves, Cirello’s Pizza, Cloud and Kelly’s, First Alternative Co-op, Laughing Planet Cafe, Nearly Normal’s, New Morning Bakery, Sidecar, Sky High, Taco Vino, and White Wind Superfoods.

Local Eats Week will run from October 22 to 29, so check out restaurants as they decide what plates they will offer. Each plate will cost under $10 and promises to be something delicious.

For more information see https://sustainablecorvallis.org/2017/10/local-week-october/.

By Andy Hahn