A Report On The Locavore Movement Essay

1579 Words May 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Locavores. When one first hears this word, it sounds like a word in Spanish or some other foreign language. In reality, it is a word that is being heard more often with the rise due to the Locavore Movement. The Locavore Movement is becoming more popular in many communities across the country. Locavores are people who like to grow or buy food that is grown and raised locally. Food that is produced on small farms close to where it is consumed, or “local food” only accounts for about two percent of all the food that is produced in the United States today. The demand for local food is growing rapidly (Dancs). A small Italian restaurant where I work called Della Terra, meaning “of the earth”, only buys local produce and meat from local farms. They do not use any store bought or pre-made product and are one of the few businesses in the area that are “locavores.” Many people have never heard of locavores before. Lucy Roehrig wrote, "Eating food grown or produced locally is nothing new. In many parts of the world, people grow their own food and/or raise their own livestock.” The locavore movement is not known by many people yet, and although it can be controversial, it can also benefit communities in many ways.
What is the locavore movement? This is a question that many people ask when they first here about it. The locavore movement is about growing or buying food locally. Eating locally is no longer just a mere fad. The United States Department of Agriculture…

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