A locavore (or localvore depending on the region) is one who prefers to eat locally grown foods whenever possible. A common, but not ubiquitous, definition of "local food" is that which is produced within 100 miles of purchase. When you purchase local food, you support your local economy, local farmers, and community. Additionally, your food is fresher and more flavorful, and the impact of that food is more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Oregon ranks #4 in the United States in terms of their commitment to healthy local food!

The term locavore was coined by Jessica Prentice in 2005.