lo·​ca·​vore ˈlō-kə-ˌvȯr How to pronounce locavore (audio)
: one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible

Examples of locavore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consider the category-defying locavore spirit Late Embers Smoked Sunchokes + Honey, by Matchbook Distilling in Greenport, N.Y. Kara Newman, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2023 The rich, volcanic soil of Mount Hood make the Hood River Valley a paradise for farmers and locavores, too. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 26 Aug. 2023 After a bit of pampering, go for a four-course locavore dinner at the Red Fox Inn's tavern, set in a 1728 stone building with period furnishings. Alison Lewis, Travel + Leisure, 10 Aug. 2023 Lummi Island, Washington Nature enthusiasts and locavores love this nine-square-mile oasis full of working farms and verdant fields on Puget Sound. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023 Now, though, he’s been heartened by people interested in foraging and the locavore movement starting to embrace invasive plants and animals as well. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 15 Mar. 2023 Nearby, The Pig in the South Downs delivers the classic cozy-locavore Pig experience—except this restaurant with rooms is waiting to harvest 4,150 Chardonnay vines in the autumn. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 July 2022 With a delectable locavore menu designed by top Argentine chefs Pablo Jesús Rivero and Guido Tassi, Explora founder Pedro Ibáñez followed the same model as at his six other hotels—all of which are unostentatious luxury base camps for exploring remote natural wonders. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Her farm-to-table restaurant Freight House in Paducah, Kentucky, is a locavore’s dream. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


local + -vore (as in carnivore)

First Known Use

2005, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of locavore was in 2005

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“Locavore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locavore. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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