Know your Local Farms
You've heard of carnivores, omnivores and herbivores; but have you ever heard of locavores? This sustainable-pop-culture term describes consumers of local foods, a group which has been steadily growing over the last decade. A recent USDA report announced that the local food markets generate $4.8 Billion dollars in the US every year and are expected to reach $7 Billion this year.
The local food movement fosters sustainable relationships between producers and consumers in an area, providing access to healthy foods for locals while supporting smaller-scale agriculture. The key to being a locavore is knowing where your food comes from. So how well do you know your local farms?