Be a locavore,save a foodshed.
What is local food?(described by Albert in roughly 30s)
Food grown/producedwithin a 100-mile radius
or something like that
Pros(described by Bryan in roughly 30s)
“Foodsheds are the farmbeltsaround our cities that onceprovided most urban food.”
Saving local foodsheds- preserves an area’s• agriculture land• traditions• varietal crops- increases an area’s• resilience...
Eating (and generally buying) localkeeps your moneyin the local economy
Cons(described by Jordan in roughly 30s)
You might never eata mango or avocado, ever.
And what happenswhen it’s winter?
Local agricultureisn’t necessarilysustainable or healthy
Story 1:The Habits ofMr. Eats Local(described by Albert in roughly 30s)
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Starts the day with localand minimally processed foods
Shops at local farmsand farmer’s markets,takes part in a CSAduring the summer.
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Enjoys fresh, in-season produce
and fresh, out-of-season produce
Tastier Winter Tomatoes, Thanks To A Boom In GreenhouseGrowingTheres a greenhouse boom around the country, thanks in part ...
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Enjoys preservedand frozen foodsduring the winter
Checks out newson new and hiplocal food venues
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Hangs out a such venues
Story 2:Local vs. Big Organicfrom The Omnivore’s Dilemma(described by Jordan in roughly 30s)
Consider thesepoints of view
“I enjoy shopping at Whole Foods nearly asmuch as I enjoy browsing a good bookstore,which, come to think of it, is probabl...
“...I would much rather use my money tokeep my neighborhood productive andhealthy than export my dollars 500 milesaway to ...
Shopping at places like WholeFoods is appealing and there aresome great products, but doesspending your money theresupport...
Story 3:Meet David Warner,Owner of City Feed(described by Bryan in roughly 30s)
David Warner owns City Feed in JamaicaPlain, a store that supports local businessesand farms, selling as many local produc...
According to David, buying local is crucialbecause it helps to support local business,preserve the landscape, support theb...
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Why eat local?

  1. 1. Be a locavore,save a foodshed.
  2. 2. What is local food?(described by Albert in roughly 30s)
  3. 3. Food grown/producedwithin a 100-mile radius
  4. 4. or something like that
  5. 5. Pros(described by Bryan in roughly 30s)
  6. 6. “Foodsheds are the farmbeltsaround our cities that onceprovided most urban food.”
  7. 7. Saving local foodsheds- preserves an area’s• agriculture land• traditions• varietal crops- increases an area’s• resilience• quality of life
  8. 8. Eating (and generally buying) localkeeps your moneyin the local economy
  9. 9. Cons(described by Jordan in roughly 30s)
  10. 10. You might never eata mango or avocado, ever.
  11. 11. And what happenswhen it’s winter?
  12. 12. Local agricultureisn’t necessarilysustainable or healthy
  13. 13. Story 1:The Habits ofMr. Eats Local(described by Albert in roughly 30s)
  14. 14. Text
  15. 15. Text
  16. 16. Starts the day with localand minimally processed foods
  17. 17. Shops at local farmsand farmer’s markets,takes part in a CSAduring the summer.
  18. 18. Text
  19. 19. Enjoys fresh, in-season produce
  20. 20. and fresh, out-of-season produce
  21. 21. Tastier Winter Tomatoes, Thanks To A Boom In GreenhouseGrowingTheres a greenhouse boom around the country, thanks in part to the "buy local" move-ment. Paul Mock grows tomatoes, herbs and other veggies year-round in his BerkeleySprings, W.Va., greenhouse and sells to groceries and restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic.Allison Aubrey/NPRIt may sound like an oxymoron: a delicious local, winter tomato — especially if youhappen to live in a cold climate.But increasingly, farmers from West Virginia to Maine and through the Midwest are go-
  22. 22. Text
  23. 23. Enjoys preservedand frozen foodsduring the winter
  24. 24. Checks out newson new and hiplocal food venues
  25. 25. Text
  26. 26. Hangs out a such venues
  27. 27. Story 2:Local vs. Big Organicfrom The Omnivore’s Dilemma(described by Jordan in roughly 30s)
  28. 28. Consider thesepoints of view
  29. 29. “I enjoy shopping at Whole Foods nearly asmuch as I enjoy browsing a good bookstore,which, come to think of it, is probably noaccident. Shopping at Whole Foods is aliterary experience too.”
  30. 30. “...I would much rather use my money tokeep my neighborhood productive andhealthy than export my dollars 500 milesaway to get pure product thats really coatedin diesel fuel.”
  31. 31. Shopping at places like WholeFoods is appealing and there aresome great products, but doesspending your money theresupport your values?
  32. 32. Story 3:Meet David Warner,Owner of City Feed(described by Bryan in roughly 30s)
  33. 33. David Warner owns City Feed in JamaicaPlain, a store that supports local businessesand farms, selling as many local products aspossibleDavid grew up working on farm in Missouriso he knows about how to create foodfrom the ground up, literally.
  34. 34. According to David, buying local is crucialbecause it helps to support local business,preserve the landscape, support thebiodiversity that comes from small-scaleagriculture and preserve food/economicsecurity because local producers offer directaccountability. The more degrees ofseparation between you and your food—theless accountability there is.To ensure this accountability, vote with yourdollars.

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