Hands-off farming brings the locavore movement closer to home

In 2007, the term “locavore” was added to the Oxford American Dictionary as the word of the year. The term was defined as: “locavore (n.): a person whose diet consists only or principly of locally grown and produced food.” According to a study by the Food Marketing Institute, shoppers often prefer these items as they support the local economy, as well for their freshness and quality of taste. What began as a challenge by a community in San Francisco to eat foods produced within 100 miles of their radius, the locavore movement has grown into mainstream acceptance with grocers, like Whole Foods in the United States and Waitrose in the U.K., touting their local fares.

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