Strawberries in January, fresh tomatoes year-round and New Zealand lamb -- these well-traveled foods which we pile regularly into our shopping carts have a carbon imprint the size of an SUV. Now, a burgeoning local food movement taking place in Canadian cities and on Canadian farms is changing the way we eat and think about food. Locavore tells the stories of how foodies, 100-milers, urbanites, farmers, gardeners, chefs and just plain old folks in Canada are creating a new local food order that has the potential to fight climate change and feed us all. Part front-line reporting, part analysis, part passionate description of food, this book shows how the pieces of a post-industrial food system are being assembled by an interesting cast of characters who want to reclaim food as their own. From city-dwellers keeping chickens in their backyards to Ontario farmers shunning national grocery chains and selling their meat from the backs of their trucks, from the fastidious seed savers who are collecting and preserving the genetic material of heritage plants to the artisan cheese-makers of Quebec, this book tells the stories of a diverse cast of characters and lays out a blueprint for a new local food order.
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