Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What is Localvore?

With the advent of international shipping and advanced preservation techniques, modern society enjoys produce of all types year round. But some people are trying to get away from that for a variety of reasons. The goal of the localvore philosophy is to focus on locally grown produce, seasonal when possible. Many urban areas support this goal with farmer's markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs).

The Slow Food movement is similar. In a conscious contrast to Fast Food, the movement emphasizes local produce and small businesses. Slow Food is a larger, more organized effort, with an international membership of food professionals among hundreds of chapters, and hundreds of thousands of followers.

Ultimately, these movements are focused on food. Very few restaurants outside of California wine country will dedicate their wine list to regionally-sourced wine, even with their dedication to local beef and produce.

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