local


Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Local food or the local food movement is a “collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies – one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place.” It is not solely a geographical concept. A United States Department of Agriculture publication explains local food as “related to the distance between food producers and consumers,” as well as “defined in terms of social and supply chain characteristics.”