What Is a Locavore?


Some people use "locavore" to describe individuals who try to only eat food that is produced locally, often within 100 miles of where it will be eaten. However, some locavores are not as strict with distance and simply try to find foods that are produced as close as possible to where they live.

Locavores may try to grow their own fruits and vegetables and even produce their own eggs and meat when possible. Another popular option for locavores is to purchase local goods at farmers' markets rather than shopping at grocery stores, which are typically stocked with foods that may have been shipped long distances.