What’s A Locavore?

Definition:

Someone who exclusively (or at least primarily) eats foods from their local farmers, growers and food sheds or a radius of 100 miles from their homes (250 miles depending on location). By eating locally, Locavores hope to create a greater connection between themselves and their community food sources, resist industrialized and processed foods, and support their local economy.

Local food (also regional food or food patriotism) or the local food movement is a “collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies – one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place” and is considered to be a part of the broader sustainability movement. It is part of the concept of local purchasing and local economies, a preference to buy locally produced goods and services. Those who prefer to eat locally grown/produced food call themselves “localvores” or “locavores”.

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