How Local is Local?


January 12, 2022

By Abby Majerus, Director of the Snowy Mountain FADC

It’s hard to walk through a grocery store or skim a restaurant’s menu without seeing the phrase “local food” or “buy local”. But how local is local?

A quick google search might tell you that local food means that it was raised within 100 miles of where you are purchasing it. Since there does not seem to be a standard definition of local food, this opens up the area it can mean whatever you want it to be.

It’s easy to reason how the eggs, steak and bread you eat regularly here in Central Montana are locally sourced, but what...

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