Take the $5 Challenge

August 20, 2011

“On September 17, 2011, I pledge to share a fresh, healthy meal that costs less than $5 — because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food.”

$5 Challenge Sept 17A longtime friend, who is a Green party activist and organic gardener, shared a link on Facebook about this event recently. He and his family are thriving on sustainable living – eco-harmonious choices in foods, cleaning solutions (NOT off the shelf products), and living. So naturally curious (no pun intended), I checked it out and signed up for a potluck scheduled for Santa Monica. Irony hits us where it resonates most – I will be using gasoline to drive 50 miles roundtrip to enjoy a meal that I am contributing $5 in ingredients and preparation… go me. Tempeh Tacos it is!

Please read the pr below for the $5 Challenge happening on Sept 17 and consider signing-up or at least reconsider your relationship with fast food!

On September 17 you too are invited to help replace the ‘value meal’ with a valuable meal by getting together with family, friends and neighbors for a slow food meal that costs no more than $5 per person.

WHY: Because slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food. If you know how to cook, then teach others. If you want to learn, this is your chance. Together, we’re sending a message that too many people live in communities where it’s harder to buy fruit than Froot Loops. 

Find an event happening near you, host a dinner, or have a potluck.


Slow food – unlike ‘fast food’ – is healthy, local, and delicious. It’s food that’s good for you, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet.

Can I get an “amen”?


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