#FriFotos: Home Grown

For this week’s #FriFotos* theme, LOCAL, we chose this photo of a Maine farmer who leaves his produce out on his flatbed truck, relying upon the honor system for payment. What’s more local than trusting your neighbors? 

What’s your definition of local? Share your thoughts on this elusive yet vital concept in the comments section below.

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* What’s #FriFotos? It’s a weekly themed Twitter chat founded by @EpsteinTravels where travelers share their favorite pics. Search #FriFotos on Twitter to see the latest submissions or tweet one of your own.

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Comments

  1. Miles B
    Los Angeles, CA
    February 27, 2012, 12:18 am

    I think that this is a great idea, but definitely takes a lot of trust. It is much easier in a smaller farming community to work on the honors system because other farmers and people most likely understand that the livelihood of this farmer depends upon his business. Nothing beats fresh produce. My grandparents live in Iowa, and a few times we have had fresh sweet corn. It was delightful. I would say local food is anything bought directly from the source within a 100 mile radius. While the term “local” may speak directly to a geographical location, the implication of “local” food is quality and freshness. For me, I assume that local food is free-range, cage free, antibiotic free, and all the other labels that imply 100% natural food. No hormones, no corn.

    ~Miles