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Definitions of Local Food

Definition of Local Explored by Small Farm Specialist - Iowa State Daily
In this newspaper article Extension specialist Andrew Larson discusses the many different ideas about how far away you can get local food until it is no longer considered local.

Local Food Lingo - American Farmland Trust
This website lists terms and definitions common in local food. These definitions provide differences between organic, natural, locavore, grassfed, and others.

Demand for local food in rural communities is growing. Sustainable local food systems need to have strong community support to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to bring food from farm to fork. This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods. While this website was a partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, most resources are applicable for any rural community.

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