Locavores are dedicated to eating food grown near home. Some set a limit of 100 miles, some a modest 50. This eating program makes it all but impossible to drink coffee or eat chocolate chip cookies. Often, bread is taboo because the wheat is grown far away.
The idea is to save on the fossil fuel that is used to transport out-of-season foods for thousands of miles, to raise some food yourself and to get in touch with a community of local farmers.
—Sylvia Carter, "Local foods — the best of all worlds," Newsday, May 23, 2007
They drew up a plan for a year living as "locavores" — eating food that they had either grown themselves or had bought from the surrounding area.
—Ed Pilkington, "Back to the land," The Guardian, June 26, 2007
In California, a group of "concerned culinary adventurers" called Locavores committed to eat only foods grown or harvested within a 100 radius of San Francisco for one month, August, 2005.
—Christopher B. Bedford, "Meeting the challenge of local food," In Business, January 1, 2006
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