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Jun 30, 2011 | From the print edition

IN 2007, a group of foodies in the US decided to set themselves a challenge of eating only locally grown food.

imageThey kept a log of their performance. This website is a record of their successes and tribulations.

Buying locally grown food is stuff for wonderful stories. One writer notes, “Whether it’s the farmer who brings local apples to market or the baker who makes local bread, knowing part of the story about your food is such a powerful part of enjoying a meal.”

There were hiccups too. One participant from an Arizona town writes about a downpour that washed away the weekly farmers’ market, forcing her to turn to the superstore. Some participants used the social media to gather local products. ”A few farmers became friends. Our kids played together as we cooked and drank wine,” writes a locavore.

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