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Legislation #: 101066 Introduction Date: 12/16/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 12/26/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS GOTTSTEIN, FUNKHOUSER, SHARP, CURLS, JOLLY, CIRCO, HERMANN, MARCASON, RILEY, SKAGGS, JOHNSON, FORD AND SANDERS BROOK
Title: Declaring December 2010, as “Eat Local for the Holidays” month.

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12/16/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/16/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 101066

 

Declaring December 2010, as “Eat Local for the Holidays” month.

 

WHEREAS, the holiday season is the perfect time to raise awareness and appreciation for the gifts of local agriculture; and

 

WHEREAS, holiday meals are the centerpiece of so many holiday celebrations; and

 

WHEREAS, it is easy to support local agriculture by adding at least one local food item to your table; and

 

WHEREAS, buying locally grown foods strengthens the local economy, supports sustainability, and improves the environment; and

 

WHEREAS, shopping at farmers markets, joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or purchasing local food from a traditional grocer provides consumers with access to fresher, more nutritious food choices; and

 

WHEREAS, choices are also available for eating prepared local foods at restaurants using locally grown ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products; and

 

WHEREAS, purchasing food locally can decrease the food production footprint on the environment by decreasing energy consumption required to ship foods long distances; and

 

WHEREAS, eating local food keeps money in the community and creates a more stable economy and community; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare December 2010, as “Eat Local for the Holidays” month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that that Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of Council of in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for support in the community in purchasing locally grown food products.

 

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