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Locavore Lite 2010 is an easy, fresh, fun, healthy, local-food project for Ventura County.
The project is designed to increase public awareness of the importance and availability of local farm produce by encouraging residents to involve themselves in their local food system. A major objective of the project is to increase the efficiency of food distribution, thereby reducing global warming.

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A locavore is a person who eats food that is grown or raised locally. The term Locavore Lite suggests a form of local eating that is so easy, that anyone can do it. If you have an interest in delicious food, health, farming, the environment, the local economy, quality of life, climate change, or food safety; then you will want to participate with your friends and family in Locavore Lite 2010.

Ground Rules for Participation in Locavore Lite 2010 are posted in the Discussion Forum (see link to right). To join the Project, please sign up at: http://locavorelite2010.webs.com

and sign in to the Guestbook here (see link to right).

This website will make it easy for us to communicate and for me to update you on how things are going and what needs to be done. Please watch the Updates and Journal below for the latest news and ideas.

Thanks for all you do. - Kristofer Young, DC
 
 
Updates:
03/19/2010 11:00:45 Update on Local Happenings
Here is some of what is happening in the Locavore Lite 2010 world in Ventura County. -Kris Young

Current Locavore Restaurant Meals that are scheduled:
March 20th – The Farmer & the Cook in Ojai
April 8th – Main Course California in Ventura
May 6th – The Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura
September 16th – The Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura

Presentations on Locavore Lite 2010 by Kristofer and Joanne Young:
April 18th – Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

Community Leaders who are Participants in Locavore Lite 2010
http://locavorelite2010.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/2290212-community-leaders-as-of-march-18-2010

Please consider hosting an all-local-food potluck.
Please consider inviting a community leader to participate in Locavore Lite 2010.
Please consider inviting a local restaurant to offer one all-local-food meal in 2010.
 
 
02/09/2010 08:34:43 Share a Local-Food Valentine on Sunday, February 14 in Ventura
Please join us as we talk with farmers and others that are making local food happen in Ventura County! Please tell your friends, and bring them!

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents:

WHAT: Exciting presentation of Locavore Lite 2010 and how it interfaces with three other Ventura County, food projects/practices. Expand your awareness and support of eating local foods, being healthy and reducing global warming.

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.

WHO: Kristofer and Joanne Young, Co-founders Locavore Lite 2010 & Eat Local One Year;
Dulanie Ellis, Chair, Food & Ag Committee of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition;
John Fonteyn, Ojai farmer of Rio Gozo Farm
Casey Lynn Hopkins, Intern at Abundant Table Farm Project in Oxnard

WHERE: Foster Library’s Topping Room, 651 E. Main St., Ventura, CA

BACKGROUND: Locavore Lite 2010 (http://locavorelite2010.webs.com) is a fresh, fun, healthy, Ventura County-based, local-food project that welcomes participants from our county and from around the world. The project is designed to increase public awareness of the importance and availability of local farm produce, by encouraging residents to involve themselves in their local food system. A major objective of the project is to reduce global warning.

A locavore is a person who eats food that is grown or raised locally. The term Locavore Lite suggests a form of local eating that is so easy, that anyone can do it. If you have an interest in delicious food, health, farming, the environment, the local economy, quality of life, climate change, or food safety; then you will want to come to this meeting, and participate with your friends and family in Locavore Lite 2010.

Dulanie Ellis is the Chair of the Food & Ag Committee of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition and is the founder of Walk Your Talk Productions, a film production company working to engage communities through film to provide relevant inquiry and seek solutions for community-based issues of global significance. Dulanie produced and directed “Home Grow’n”, a documentary about “smart growth” and urban sprawl in Ventura County. http://www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org http://www.walkyourtalk.tv/dulanie.php

John Fonteyn is an Ojai farmer of Rio Gozo Farm. He has been working in the local food scene for the last 11 years. His career has included owning and operating a farmers’ market, and being the head cook at the Farmer and Cook in Ojai. He currently runs a CSA (community supported agriculture) program in Ventura County.
272-5337 http://riogozofarm.blogspot.com

The Abundant Table Farm Project (ATFP) has partnered with DeBusschere Family Farms to form “Join the Farm! CSA”. Paul DeBusschere and five ATFP interns are farming 10 acres of certified organic land near the Farm House. As part of the ATFP, the five interns are connecting working the land, spirituality, and social justice by living in the Farm House, sustaining Join the Farm! CSA, and being available to meet the needs of the earth and the community. http://jointhefarm.com

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Learn more about "LOCAVORE LITE 2010" and its parent project "EAT LOCAL ONE YEAR", and sign up at http://locavorelite2010.webs.com

Kristofer Young
 
 
02/02/2010 08:36:49 Locavore Lite 2010 - Update Feb 2, 2010
Hello!

Locavore Lite 2010 is truckin’ right along! Over 200 individuals have signed up to participate! Many of them have signed up to represent an entire family. We surely have more than 400 participants at this time. And we are early in the process of spreading the word. And we could use your help; really!

For clarity, we ask that everyone to sign up at http://locavorelite2010.webs.com to pledge to participate in Locavore Lite 2010. The other sites will be maintained and will be valuable for community and event building.

The first scheduled all-local-food meal at Main Course California has been moved from April 13th to Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 PM.

Four Ventura County restaurants will be offering all-local-food meals in 2010; The Sidecar Restaurant, Bonano’s Fine Peruvian Cuisine, Main Course California, and The Farmer & The Cook (Ojai).

Four elected officials in Ventura County have committed to participate; Ojai Mayor Steve Olsen, Ventura Mayor Bill Fulton, Ventura council member Christy Weir and Ventura council member Brian Brennan!

We are looking for, and you can help us get:
1) 4,600 more participants,
2) participants to host all-local-food potlucks,
3) elected officials to participate,
4) restaurants to offer one all-local-food meal in 2010,
5) businesses, organizations and other entities to endorse the project.

The fresh, healthy, local food-movement is alive in Ventura County, and in the world!

Kris :)
 
 
01/01/2010 09:46:07 Ventura County Star - front page Jan 1, 2010
Check out the great coverage in the Star!!!
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2009/dec/31/the-year-of-eating-locally-ojai-couples-new-has/

And welcome Denise to Locavore Lite at LifeEventNet.com!

Kris :)
 
 
12/29/2009 12:11:18 Day 362
Just a quick note before I head off to bed. We have 3 days left of this beautiful and informative year-long Eat Local One Year project (http://eatlocaloneyear.com ). I will let you search out and read of the rigors that we have lived, but suffice it to say that we have shopped for or grown, planned for and prepared over 900 all-local food meals in 2009. Almost every day we thought about and worked with where our food came from.

In 2008 we called out for, looked for 98 others in Ventura County to join us on this journey. We found 19, and the 21 of us set forth together on January 1, 2009.

The difficulty of the project is clearly indicated by the number of those willing to give it a try. Nine of us will complete the project at 12:00 AM on January 1, 2010.

I am so grateful to have been inspired by Barbara Kingsolver to create this project, for the opportunity to have participated in this project, and to the friends that took the challenge with us!

We will continue in 2010 and beyond to eat more locally than previously in our lives. But not as edgy as in 2009.

On January 1, 2010 we launch Locavore Lite 2010. Please join us. We are looking for 5,000 people to join us in Ventura County, and thousands more world-wide.

Kris
 
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01/01/2010 04:41:59
Denise V.
Just read the article about Locavore Lite 2010 in the Ventura County Star. Count me in. I've been dabbling at buying local over the past few years. This just helps me to keep it top-of-mi...
12/27/2009 10:11:57
Valley Vegetarian
Robin and I are participating 100%. - Randy & Robin Graham
12/17/2009 03:34:39
Kali Lantrip
I will do it too. I have been wanting to learn more about the Locavore project... it seems really difficult! I am going to sift through the website and start reading more about it. But I wil...
 
 
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03/19/2010 12:07:59
 
David Lantrip
 
Check here for maps and directions to local events and places of Locavore interest. Please suggest other localities for us to add ...
Happenings in Our Local-Food Community
 
02/27/2010 04:53:03
 
Kristofer Young
 
With great pleasure, on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2010, 6 of the 9 remaining members of Eat Local One Year 2009 received from t...
Purveyors of Local Food
 
12/29/2009 10:15:32
 
Kristofer Young
 
I just communicated with Chef Tim at the Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura. He is a committed participant of Locavore Lite 2010 and a ...

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