National Food Day event in Douglas County

National Food Day event in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- If you like to eat, get ready: Wednesday is National Food Day.

Organizers say the day is an effort to bring awareness to what people put in their mouths.

Laura Stroud, Douglas County Food Assessor, says she hopes the day encourages people to eat more healthy, locally grown food. "Local produce is fresher, it's healthier, it has better nutrients, and it's really good for you," Stroud said. "If you eat local goods, you're supporting local businesses. You're buying from your neighbor, you know where it comes from."

This is the second national Food Day, but the first time it's been celebrated in Douglas County.

To commemorate the day, Stroud is helping to organize a Potluck and Seed Swap at the Lookingglass Grange this Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.