Locavore - What is a Locavore?
A locavore is someone who strives to eat food grown and produced locally. Oftentimes locavores choose to eat food grown or produced within a certain radius (50, 100, 150 miles). The New Oxford American Dictionary chose locavore, a person who seeks out locally produced food, as its word of the year 2007. Locavores are an integral part of the local food movement. At Locallectual, we recognize that many locavores are taking their local foods lifestyle to the next level. Many locavores are seeking out not only locally produced foods, but are also searching for other consumer goods made locally and domestically. These “Locallectuals” seek to live a locally-supported lifestyle in all aspects of life.
What is iLocavore?
iLocavore is the Locallectual website’s mobile application. iLocavore is a tool for locavores and “shop local, buy local” enthusiasts. iLocavore is an application that brings you information from the Locallectual.com database. Use it today to follow the Locallectual blog, the automatic upgrades will assist you in your mission to live a locally supported lifestyle by allowing you to find local producers, independent retailers featuring local and domestic goods, and restaurants featuring local foods all based on your current location.
What Can I Do with iLocavore? You can find goods made close to you!
iLocavore will be your mobile tool for finding locally grown foods and locally made products at home and on the road. Never get stuck shopping at the big box stores or the giant chain restaurants again. You will always be able to find the independent retailer, the farmers’ market, the restaurant that supports local farms. Really experience the local scene when you travel, and easily support your local economy, local farmers, artisan producers, and independent retailers while at home.
What is a Locallectual?
A Locallectual is someone who strives to live a locally-supported lifestyle. Locallectual.com is a web-based tool for consumers interested in eating locally, shopping locally, and buying locally. It is designed to assist consumers in their quest for locally grown foods and locally and domestically made goods. Consumers can search the Locallectual database for products made nearby, retailers featuring local and domestic products, and eateries featuring local foods. Find a CSA, farmers’ market, or independent grocer selling local foods in your area. Discover independent boutiques and shops in your area that feature local and domestically made products. Locate the restaurants in your area that partners with local farms and producers. Locallectual also serves local growers and producers by functioning as a free promotional tool for these companies. Add your company to the Locallectual database and you will make it easier for locavores and Locallectuals to locate your business and products. Locallectual currently covers the US and Canada.
Why Be a Locavore or Locallectual? To better the world and lower your carbon footprint!
There are many different reasons why people choose to live a locavore or Locallectual lifestyle. Concerns about food miles traveled and the associated increase in carbon footprint is a big one. Obviously, freshness of locally sourced food is a big plus. Support of family farms is key to preservation of rural culture. Your support of local producers, craftsmen, independent retailers and eateries stimulates your local and regional economy while putting money back into the infrastructure of your area. Concern with human rights issues prevalent in many countries that production is often outsourced to prompts many to seek out domestically and locally made goods.