Burnie High School

Become a Tassievore

 

IT'S ALL GOOD:  Penelope Dodd, from Produce for the People, with Burnie High School students Leigh Howard, Connor Wright and Shaun Thomas.  The group is urging people to think local when sourcing their fruit and vegetables. Picture courtesy of The Advocate.

Local produce is good for the health of people and the economy

Tasmanians eating locally-grown and sourced produce is a growing trend.

For the past three years, Lissa Villeneuve and other volunteers have pushed for Tasmanians to become Tassievores, where they make conscious decisions on where they shop and what they put in their stomachs.

Held annually in March, the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge is a not-for-profit program which partners with the Heart Foundation, Eat Well Tasmania, Tasmanian School Canteen Association and Produce to the People, among many other organisations.

Ms Villeneuve said the challenge was about supporting a strong local economy and farmers making a living of growing and producing food.

Full article published in The Advocate, Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Page 35

- For more information about the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge or Sustainable Living Tasmania, visit www.slt.org.au/tassievore.

Story by Ben Hansen, The Advocate