STUDENTS CHALLENGED TO EAT LOCALLY by Roxanne Escobales

10/03/06

Today in the cafeteria at Eckerd College in St Petersburg, students and faculty were treated to a lunch made of local food – all grown within 150 miles of the campus. This was one site of 400 around the country that caterer Bon Appetit hosted its Eat Local Challenge.

To see a list of the local farms and food suppliers that contributed food to today’s Eat Local Challenge at Eckerd College, visit the News and Public Affairs page on wmnf.org.

Farmers include:

- Eddie's Duck and Poultry Farm in Ruskin (oak smoked chicken)

- Rosa's Farms in Ocala (organic beef burgers)

- Florida Crystals in Osceola (organic brown and white rice, organic sugar, rice flour)

- Cahaba Clubs Herbal Outpost in Odessa (hydroponics)

- Suncoast Shrimp in Clearwater (shrimp and alligator)

- Publix in Lakeland (cheese and butter)

- 4-Grain/Tampa Farm Service in Dover (eggs)

- Rocking Rabbit Ranch in Brooksville (pure pepper sauce)

- Hunsader's U-Pick Farms in Bradenton (corn)

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