Tidal Creek launches local eating challenge

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tidal creekA local natural foods store is encouraging area residents to try eating local–and only local–for the next few weeks.

Tidal Creek Co-op’s “Eat Local 21 Day Challenge” kicks off Monday in an effort to bring together a community of mindful eaters and raise awareness of the selection of foods grown right here in North Carolina. For the purposes of the challenge, Tidal Creek is also considering South Carolina-produced products as local.

While the ultimate goal is education, Tidal Creek is upping the ante for participants in this friendly competition-style event, the winner of which will receive a $250 gift card to the co-op.

Tidal Creek will announce an “eat local” theme and purpose the night before each daily challenge via its Facebook and Instragram (@tidalcreek) pages and email blasts. You can subscribe to the email list through Tidal Creek’s website.

Themes will include “small things to practice, new routines to be created, old habits to let go of and random acts of kindness,” according to Tidal Creek marketing director Katie Wright.

To be eligible for the prize, participants must share one post each day that is centered around the particular theme (be sure to include the tag, @tidalcreek, and the challenge hashtag, #eatlocal21).

“At the end of the challenge we will pick one lucky winner, who has really inspired us with their creativity and dedication,” Wright said. “Our goal is to have every participant feeling happy, excited and motivated to share the amazing benefits of eating local foods.”