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 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 In the wake of popular trends such as the field-to-table and locavore movements, home butchery of both game and domestic meats has become more popular than ever. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Choose a Boning Knife for Home Butchering," 26 Nov. 2019 Dog-walking locavores and food-minded tourists mingle with some hundred and forty purveyors offering everything from vegetables to honey harvested on local rooftops. The New Yorker, "Sample the Fruits of Peak Produce Season at the Union Square Greenmarket," 5 Oct. 2019 Stop 10: Orange Cap your central Virginia tour a few miles east in Orange, a friendly town with century-old brick buildings, one-of-a-kind shops, and locavore restaurants. Susan O'keefe, National Geographic, "How to see the Virginia Piedmont? Just follow Thomas Jefferson," 29 Nov. 2019 Fill up on local fare Traditional staples get a locavore twist in many top restaurants, some featuring quirky historical settings. National Geographic, "What did travel have to do with the fall of the Berlin Wall?," 9 Nov. 2019 All of our weapons and surgical equipment are a-hundred-per-cent locavore, barrel-aged, and urban-Zen. Alex Baia, The New Yorker, "Our Coffee Shop Is Now Also a Chocolate Boutique, a B.D.S.M. Dungeon, and a Tiger Sanctuary," 17 Aug. 2019

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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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1 May 2020

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“Locavore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locavore. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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