I've learned some interesting things over the past few months and will continue to search out local products, but sadly the challenge did not live up to my expectations. I had hoped for more interaction with the group so we could help and learn from one another and our experiences, especially those of us that were fairly new to the whole SOLE thing. But, since I didn't find any other participants who were local to me, I didn't really have anyone local to commiserate with. Also, the activity on the Google group for the challenge stopped shortly after the challenge began, so no discussion there either. All that left was the weekly round-up posts, and even those have been hit and miss as the last few ones I haven't been included in, despite having submitted my posts to the moderator on time.
Oh well... a little disappointing, though not an entirely wasted experience. Next weekend we will be hosting a fondue/cheese tasting evening and I will be using it as an excuse to highlight some Quebec cheeses. I'll be sure to post plenty of pictures :)