Eat Local Challenge rewards students for buying local

Rachel Raveling

The University of Minnesota, in an effort to promote the local goods offered in their stores, designed the Eat Local Challenge beginning Oct. 17. 

Ariel Solon, student manager for the challenge, said it is good to gain awareness of local foods.  “We’re proud of how much local food we offer,” she said.

The Gopher Spot and Gopher Express will encourage students and faculty to purchase locally grown goods, labeled with bright green stickers, by offering buyers the opportunity to win a biodegradable mug and free coffee or soda for a month.