Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Locavore named Oxford Word Of The Year


Yes, this is a blog for exchanging recipes. But it is also a blog about food, and in particular, a blog about food as a means towards a more healthy future for ourselves and our planet. Meaning I am all about organic, seasonal, and locally and sustainably grown food.

And so, with that said, I am very excited to learn about the New Oxford American Dictionary's word of the year for 2007: Locavore!

To quote the Oxford website:

"The 'locavore' movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even to grow or pick their own food, arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better. Locavores also shun supermarket offerings as an environmentally friendly measure, since shipping food over long distances often requires more fuel for transportation."

I first heard/saw this word when I read Barbara Kingsolver's brilliant book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which is basically a chronicle of her family's quest to be locavores for one year in their new home on a farm in Appalachia. Anyone interested in locavorism (is that a word?) would love this book, by the way.

1 comment:

  1. i love this word.
    i live in the midst of one of the most rich growing places on the southcoast -- my CSA box and the pie ranch/blue house farms ranch stand have food so fresh that it almost walks itself out the door.

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