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locally Grown

what is

local Produce

Produce that has to travel across the country or even the world is not as fresh as locally grown produce. Not only is it fresher, but locally grown produce has a lower cost as it saves valuable food miles and unnecessary carbon emissions from today’s current transportation. The locally grown food movement has swept the world. Producers, retailers, wholesalers, and consumers alike are demanding products that are grown close to home. Although the parameters to qualify a product as locally grown are open to debate, there is no question that this topic is at the forefront of the produce industry. There has even been a word designated for locally grown food seeking enthusiasts. As a matter of fact, the New Oxford Dictionary chose locavore, a person who seeks out locally produced food as its word of the year in the year 2007.

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