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 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, "A new take on Baldwin by Kim McLarin, a slew of honors for local children’s publisher Candlewick, and a new book that thinks about what we eat, and why," 4 Feb. 2021 But back in Michigan, the locavore movement hadn’t quite caught on yet. Washington Post, "This year, give a holiday gift that evokes your favorite city or state," 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, "MeatEater’s Steven Rinella is helping America rethink its relationship with hunting," 23 Oct. 2020 The locavore movement has long turned the focus inward, toward an appreciation of the state’s intrinsic assets. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "The best place to ride out coronavirus? Can’t beat California," 23 Aug. 2020 Originally founded in 2016 in Georgia, the Field-to-Fork program harnessed the enthusiasm of the locavore movement. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "Why We Suck at Recruiting New Hunters, Why It Matters, and How You Can Fix It," 15 Oct. 2019 Oakland Spirits Company Automatic Sea Gin Foraged nori, bay leaves, sage, and other botanicals go into this Bay Area gin that’s custom made for briny locavore martinis. $34; oakland.ventures. Sunset Magazine, "Build the Ultimate Bar Cart with These Award-Winning Spirits," 12 Apr. 2020 Nate and Ashley are inventive locavore chefs, creating new dishes so fast that the menu never catches up. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "When choosing family, they also choose you, too," 27 Jan. 2020 There are three restaurants, such as the locavore Philosophy and the lunchtime sushi joint Ambrosia. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Mexico: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 17 Jan. 2020

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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 8 May. 2021.

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