Thursday, February 19, 2009

ECO WORD TO KNOW: Locavore

In 2007, the New Oxford American Dictionary chose the word "locavore" (also known as "localvore") as its word of the year. Locavore is defined as a person who seeks out locally produced food.

If you frequent farmer's markets, you are a locavore because nearly all food sold at a farmer's market is produced within less than 100 miles of that market. Additionally, if you produce some of your own food, like with a backyard or patio garden or fruit trees, then you are also a locavore.

For additional history and info on the locavore movement, you can read up on it at --



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