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[loh-kuh-vawr, ‐vohr] /ˈloʊ kəˌvɔr, ‐ˌvoʊr/

a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home.

a person who attempt to eat only foods grown locally

Locavores grow their own food or buy foodstuffs grown within their region.
Word Origin

Usage Note


one who eats only locally grown or raised food, by 2001, from local + ending abstracted from carnivore, etc., ultimately from Latin vorare “to devour” (see voracity).


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