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loca(l) +‎ -vore. Coined by Jen Maiser, Jessica Prentice, Sage Van Wing, and DeDe Sampson, co-founders of the “Locavores” web site.[1][2]


locavore (plural locavores)

  1. One who tries to eat only locally-grown foods.
    Synonym: localvore
    Antonym: distavore
    • 2007 March 12, James Daley, quoted in 2007 Farm Bill Opportunities for Vermont and the Northeast: Hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session,[3] U.S. Government Printing Office, →ISBN, pages 32–33,
      So I do think that there is a wonderful opportunity for us to find a carbon-neutral energy source where it is not only a beneficial model environmentally but we are sort of becoming forest and energy locavores, if you will, and so that is what we are trying to establish through this idea of a community wood energy program where we would be using, you know, town forests to actually supply town energy needs so that people can actually see the costs and the impacts of where their energy is coming from.
    • 2007, Brenda Berstler, Home Plate: The Culinary Road Trip of Cooperstown: A Guidebook for the Discerning Visitor,[4] Savor New York, →ISBN, page 243,
      They are a locavore’s (someone who eats food produced within 100 miles of he lives) paradise.
    • 2007, Leslie Garrett, The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World (and one our kids will thank us for!),[5] New World Library, →ISBN, page 54,
      Become a Locavore
      Try to eat foods grown close to your home, which helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport as well as supporting your neighbors. […]

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  1. ^ Zimmer, Benjamin (2007-11-13), “Locavore vs. localvore: the coiner speaks”, in Language Log[1], retrieved 2007-11-13
  2. ^ “Locavore”, in Oxford Word Of The Year[2], Oxford University Press USA, 2007-11-12, retrieved 2008-11-19



locavore (masculine and feminine plural locavori)

  1. locavorous