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Take the 10% Local Food Shift pledge!

The 10% Pledge is a key strategy in the Local Food Shift campaign to localize our food supply and rebuild our local food economy!

Most of the food we eat comes from sources hundreds or thousands of miles away. Local Food Shift is working to help bring every community's "foodshed" closer to home.

Little by little, we're shifting the global diet to the local, to food that is raised, caught, processed, cooked, distributed and sold by people in your community or nearby, people that you know and trust.

In most communities, less than three percent of food consumption is locally-grown and locally-produced. We're inviting everyone—individuals, families, businesses, schools, restaurants, and institutions—to devote up to 10 percent of their food budget to local food.

Shifting 10% of your food budget to local food will make a significant contribution to the health, well-being, and economic vitality of our community.

Take the pledge now!

Here's how it works:

  1. Take the pledge using the form below, informing the system of your current weekly buying pattern.
  2. Each week, your buying pattern will be automatically entered into the food shift results.
  3. As your habits change, return to this site to update your pattern.
  4. Periodically, we'll invite you to update your buying pattern to match seasonal shifts.
Check all that apply:
(such as grocery stores, online stores, co-ops, delis, and butchers)
(such as farmers' markets and road-side stands)
(community supported agriculture subscriptions)
(such as community and personal gardens, backyard livestock, and hunting and foraging)
(such as restaurants and cafés)
(such as schools and hospitals)
Please enter the characters you see above in the field below (not case sensitive)

Help shift our economy to locally produced food!