lo·​ca·​vore | \ ˈlō-kə-ˌvȯr How to pronounce locavore (audio) \

Definition of locavore

: one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible

Examples of locavore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lots of craft bakers talk about growing local-grain economies, using grains harvested and milled a relatively short distance from their ovens — the locavore ethos applied to baking. New York Times, 25 Oct. 2021 The restaurant has quickly become a gathering space for the hip locavore crowd, along with groups of local moms meeting up for a coffee after walking their babies around the block. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 19 Sep. 2017 Home canning is a skill that belongs in the repertoire of any natural cook, locavore, or wild-game chef. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 21 Aug. 2019 At Community Table, executive chef Marcell Davidsen brings an understated Nordic sensibility to the area’s locavore tendencies. Christina Pére, Vogue, 7 July 2021 The article punctured the myths at the core of the restaurant’s locavore allure. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 2 June 2021 Paarlberg pushes back against fashionable trends touted by the likes of Michael Pollan and Alice Waters, arguing that locavore and pre-industrial practices require a lot of dough, and won’t work for society writ-large. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Feb. 2021 But back in Michigan, the locavore movement hadn’t quite caught on yet. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 Concerns about industrial-scale farming, and its impact on health and the environment, have fueled the locavore and farm-to-table movement. Oliver Staley, Quartz, 23 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of locavore

2005, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for locavore

local + -vore (as in carnivore)

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“Locavore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locavore. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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