The Locavore Movement: Why Buy Local?

Laughing Planet and Sourcing Ingredients Locally

Here in Portland, given the wealth of pasture land surrounding us, it’s not that difficult for restaurants and eaters alike to source the vast majority of their food locally. And there’s an entire trend in the food world, regarding locavorism, or sourcing your food and ingredients 100% locally, rather than having frozen food and produce packed and shipped from halfway around the world, just so you can have citrus in winter when you live north of the equator.

Sure, it’s not possible for everyone to do just that. Extreme weather in some areas, such as the drouts that plagued states like Texas this year, can un-do most of the good ideas that eaters may have when it comes to finding food from nearby sources. After all, no water means paltry crops, and no local crops means you’re headed to the store to find something that was most likely grown far away and shipped to your local market. With the pace of the world set at maximum overdrive these days, and the business of doing business run on almost exclusively global terms, what do you think about efforts to eat locally?

Check out the infographic we found, and leave us a comment in the fields below.

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[Infographic Via: elocal]

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