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ABOUT LOCAL FOODS

Cooking and eating local foods provides an opportunity to eat healthier, support local agriculture and know where your food comes from. These articles will help you learn how to get involved by adding local foods to your regular diet.

What Exactly Is Local Food?

Posted: 2010-06-15 00:00:00.000
Talk of local food is everywhere. But what does it mean? How local is local? Local is shorthand for an idea that doesn't have a firm definition. Unlike organic standards, which entail specific legal definitions, inspection processes, and labels, local means different things to different people, depending on where they live, how long their growing season is, and what products they are looking for.

Local vs. Sustainable

Posted: 2010-06-15 00:00:00.000
Sustainable agriculture involves food production methods that are healthy, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities.

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