Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Local Food Movement in the Times

The New York Times covers the growing number of people doing what they can to eat locally-produced food.

Many drawn to the movement say they have been eating that way for years and had never thought about the implications beyond the flavor. “Initially it was the taste thing for me,” said Robin McDermott, who lives in Waitsfield, Vt., where locavores call themselves localvores. “But now when I think about what it takes to get lettuce across the country so I can eat it in the middle of winter, between the fuel costs and the contribution all the transportation is making to global warming and climate change, I just can’t do it. It’s not sustainable and I don’t want to contribute to it.”

Not sure if that "locavore" term they toss about is going to catch on. But it's great to see this coverage.

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