lo·​ca·​vore | \ˈlō-kə-ˌvȯr \

Definition of locavore 

: one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible

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The venue for their working lunch is Red Haven, a locavore watering hole near the 14-square-mile campus of Michigan State University, which offers dishes like strawberry soup and tempeh chorizo tacos. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "As local news outlets struggle to survive, citizen-led efforts are stepping up," 10 July 2018 Ambrosia has vertiginous views and locavore dishes, while Taverna Katina, by the water at Ammoudi, is simple perfection, with fish cooked to order. Alexander Lobrano, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Travel Guide to Mykonos, Hydra, and Santorini," 5 June 2017 In 420-friendly states, a growing cadre of chefs, confectioners, and entrepreneurs is intent on pulling weed out of its dank past and into our locavore, organic, chef's-menu-laden food present. Marian Bull, GQ, "Stoner Food Has Gotten Fully Baked," 7 June 2018 Book ahead for lunch, since the Biennale crowds often fill Corte Sconta, a tiny Venetian trattoria with private garden, and Local, a former electrical shop gutted and transformed into a minimalist locavore restaurant. Erica Firpo, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Do the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2018," 31 May 2018 Alaskan locavores have been able to visit farmers markets all winter inside The Mall at Sears. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Get your garden on: First outdoor market of the year offers flower and veggie starts," 2 May 2018 Get ready to embrace the latest addition to the locavore movement—homegrown teas As far as trends go, tea has some serious staying power. Sunset, "Grow Your Own Herbal Tea Garden," 22 Jan. 2018 This week’s closings Fair Food Farmstand | Reading Terminal Market This champion of the region’s locavore movement, a victim of its own success, is winding down its operation after 15 years. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Let's Eat: Smile and order lunch," 4 Apr. 2018 Here, food professionals and farmers weigh in on how to find the freshest fruits and become an accomplished locavore this spring. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "How to Make the Most of the Farmers’ Market," 21 Mar. 2018

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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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