Locavore – a person who eats food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home.
Austin abounds with opportunities for locavores, from farmers’ markets to community-serviced agriculture to community and home gardens, fresh and local food is only the next meal away.
Looking for a more nutritional-packed punch? Local food usually is fresher, riper, and better-tasting than food that was picked too early or shipped thousands of miles. And, because there is less travel time, there is less of a need for preservatives or processing, both of which can rob food of its nutrient-dense properties.
Plus, when you buy from local farmers, you can ask them about their growing or raising processes: Is this free of chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and genetically modified organisms?