Local food innovations are nothing new, but the way in which entrepreneurs market and create ways for communities to consume food, buy groceries and cook meals is constantly changing. Generally speaking, the idea of eating locally, that is, as a movement, only came about in the early 21st century as a reaction to corporate farming practices and global capitalism. More specifically, the 100-mile diet and its many offshoots have encouraged urban dwellers to challenge import practices, which creates an environment in which food travels hundreds of miles before it ends up on your table.
From two-wheeled drive-ins to ethical gastropubs and kitchen gardens, consider this Social Business top list of local food innovations the next time you shop for delicious goodies.
24 Local Food Innovations
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Upscale Border Town Restaurants
Foods as Barcodes
Solid Spicy Invitations
Community-Driven Produce Projects