What was once made up, is now for real. Locavore was the 2007 Oxford American Dictionary word of the year.
What’s a locavore?
Locavore: Someone who eats locally produced food.
I’ve been a flexitarian for some time, but Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, No Impact Man, and Sleeping Naked is Green – all sparked my interest in sustainability and supporting local farms.
Did you know that most food travels 1500 miles from farm to plate? When you buy local food, transportation costs are minimal, your money stays in your community, less pesticides are used compared to large corporate farms, and the products taste great.
Support local farms. It’s good to have food grown close to home.
Slow Food USA: Supporting Good, Clean and Fair Food
Local Harvest.org: Find farmers’ markets, family farms and CSAs in your area