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Food Movement Glossary

Locally Grown Food


Food and other agricultural products that are produced, processed, and sold within a certain region, whether defined by distance, state border, or regional boundaries. The term is unregulated at the national level, meaning that each individual farmers' market can define and regulate the term based on its own mission and circumstances.

Example of Locally Grown Food:

Locally grown food is the main food source for locavores. Foods that are grown locally are fresher and uses less energy for its transport.
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Did You Know?
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