Tassievores at UTAS challenge us to eat more local food

Sandy and Kym

We are lucky enough to live somewhere where the food is amazing – fresh fruit all year round, outstanding veggies, world-class dairy and meat, and a surprising variety of other goodies. Two UTAS staff members, Sandy Murray (Human Life Sciences) and Kym Blechynden (Human Life Sciences, UDRH), are part of the Tassievores Eat Local Food Challenge, challenging Tasmanians to reconnect with our local food supply.

"The benefits of buying local food stretch beyond the plate—by joining the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge, you can support producers and local businesses, said Kym.

"Not only is eating local great for your taste buds, it’s also great for the Tasmanian economy and good for the environment."

Anyone can take the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge—just commit to increasing your consumption of Tassie food for the challenge period which commences in November for a period of six months.

Both Sandy and Kym have committed to only eat food locally grown and produced in Tasmania for the full six month period.

Whether it is 100 per cent, one day a week or just ensuring all of your fruit and veg is locally grown—this is a challenge for all Tasmanians.

The state-wide challenge will be launched on the 11th of November in Hobart and the 15th December in Launceston, with events being held throughout the six month period. The Tassievore website contains lots of local recipes, guest blogs and useful tips to support those taking the Challenge.

To get involved, register as a Tassievore at , or join the conversation on Facebook (search Tassievore) or Twitter (@tassievore).

Published on: 25 Oct 2012 12:51pm