About the 100-mile Thanksgiving

Each year, the UVA Department of Urban and Environmental Planning comes together to celebrate local food and those who provide it.  The celebration focuses around a potluck style Thanksgiving dinner in which guests are asked to source ingredients for their dishes from within 100 miles of Charlottesville.  Through this blog, we hope to provide insight into the how’s and why’s of this celebration.  If you are planning to put together a local meal or just exploring alternative food systems, we hope our various posts, videos, and links will help you.  Drop us a line any time to find out more!


4 Responses

  1. Have you thought about adding Integral Yoga (IY) to the local resources list?

    Also, in the past there was the Glocal theme… I remember Dana saying something about this year’s theme, but I can’t remember. Could you clarify this year’s?

    • We are getting back to the basics with no theme other than local this year. We are hoping everyone will make an extra effort to be truly local, with all ingredients sourced locally!

      I’ll add IY Foods to the resources page. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Hello just wondering how and if it is possible for local community members to make reservations for the feast. Am curious about what time the event is on the 20th?
    I would love to bring my family to the 100 mile thanksgiving. It sounds like such a fantastic idea.

    • Hi Alex,
      Thanks for your interest and enthusiasm! We wish we could invite everyone, but due to space constraints we currently can only invite students and faculty in the planning department. Hopefully we can open it up in the future. But feel free to make yours a local Thanksgiving dinner – we have so many great food resources in the area!
      Thanks again,
      UVA’s Hundred Mile Thanksgiving Team

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