P R O C L A M A T I O N
Farm Fresh Challenge
WHEREAS, the Douglas County Food Policy Council, LiveWell Lawrence, and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department have partnered to encourage Douglas County residents to eat healthy, locally-grown foods; and
WHEREAS, our grocery stores are important partners in providing access to healthy, locally-grown food for all of our citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Farm Fresh Challenge provides a fun opportunity for Douglas County residents to buy, cook, and taste locally-grown foods at their regular grocery stores in the month of August; and
WHEREAS, we Commissioners encourage residents to take the Farm Fresh Challenge to enjoy fresh local flavors, get to know local farmers, and support our grocery stores throughout the month of August;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Flory, Chairman of the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, do hereby proclaim August 2015 as:
The Farm Fresh Challenge
And urge citizens to take the Challenge in August and to support healthy, locally-produced foods throughout the year to help build a vibrant Douglas County community.
ADOPTED this 5th day of August, 2015.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS