When it comes to our food, what do we really mean when we say local?

Where does our food come from? This question is top of mind for many people these days, especially when selecting food and making the best choices we can to support our health goals. As we become more removed from the farm (most people are at least four-plus generations removed from farming), we are intrigued by farmers, and want a closer connection to our food. It feels good to say we support local farmers and ranchers, but what does “local” actually mean?

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