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Are You a Locavore?

Locavore Local Eating

Do you find yourself always questioning where food came from, its packaging, and its ecological footprint? Do you experiment with exotic foods with bold flavors grown close to home? Do you find yourself naturally hungry for in-season ingredients?

If you answer “Yes,” you are most likely a Locavore.

What is a locavore? Coined in 2005 by Jessica Prentice who melded the Latin locus, “place,” with vorare, “devour,” a locavore is “a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home.” To be a locavore means to eat locally.

Here are five ways to support your locavore lifestyle in Sarasota:

  1. Shop at a farmers’ market
  2. Look for in-season local foods at your grocery store
  3. Choose one food per week that you can swap out for local products (start with the clean fifteen)
  4. Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
  5. Eat at restaurants that support local farmers

Feel free to be a locavore and spread the word.