Saturday, July 16, 2011

Locavores

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Locavores

It sounds like it should be a word in Spanish: Perdón, señor. ¿Dónde están los locavores? But no. The neologism is defined on the banner. People assume that most or all of the food in Soulard Farmers Market is locally grown. However, I've read that the majority comes from the area's wholesale food distributors and could be grown anywhere. It's just cheaper here because of the low overhead operation.

7 comments:

lewi14 said...

It's really a nice word. And the idea is very good. I try to buy local food too. What have you bought?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hmmm! that's a bit tricky hey Bob, sometimes advertising can be very misleading.

Birdman said...

If it looks fresh, I'll eat it.

cieldequimper said...

Don't get me started on this topic. I wish I could eat more local food.

Paula said...

I know what you mean about the sound of that word. At first I thought it was Spanish too. We have a traveling produce truck that sells us produce grown on farms all around here. They only run on Saturday but I love getting local, fresh produce, it tastes so good.

JM said...

No need to say I thought it was a spanish word I didn't know! :-)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

If only farmer's market goods were cheaper than Safeway. No how, no way. At least, not here.