The term localvore describes someone who adheres to a local diet. A localvore only eats food grown within a specific nearby area, buying fresh, usually organic produce directly from farmers and small markets. Localvores often enjoy relationships with local farmers, whose presence is essential to the ecological diversity and sustainability of the region, and their avoidance of large-scale farms and transportation costs reduces the carbon impact of their eating.

ecomii Green Dictionary A to Z. [online] Available from: [accessed 16 December 2009]

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