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24 Local Food Innovations

From Two-Wheeled Drive-Ins to Ethical Gastropubs

— March 7, 2012 — Eco
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.
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Local Eating Guides
Local Eating Guides
Edible Manhattan Offers Critical Analysis on Food Sustainability
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Two-Wheeled Drive Ins
Two-Wheeled Drive Ins
The Bike-In-Theater Celebrates Biking and Summer in NYC
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People-Powered Produce
People-Powered Produce
The Food Assembly Services Pop-Up Farmer's Markets Chosen by You
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Local Food Biz Connectors
Local Food Biz Connectors
Sustaination Makes It Easy and Efficient to Get Healthy Food
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Online Locavore Platforms
Online Locavore Platforms
Foodhub Aims to Facilitate the Locavore Movement
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Ethnic Exchange Cuisine
Ethnic Exchange Cuisine
Culture Kitchen Employs Immigrants to Teach Cooking Classes
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Seasonal Vegetable Deliveries
Seasonal Vegetable Deliveries
Growing Places Enterprise Makes It Easy to Eat Local and Organic
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Relationship-Based Baking Businesses
Relationship-Based Baking Businesses
King Arthur Flour Company is Employee-Owned
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Community-Driven Produce Projects
Community-Driven Produce Projects
Just Food Gives Access to Healthy Foods in Underserved Urbanity
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Local Food Movements
Local Food Movements
SPUD.ca and SPUD.com Stock Your Fridge with Organic Groceries
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Food Desert Distributors
Food Desert Distributors
The Corbin Hill Road Farm Supplies Fresh Produce to Those in Need
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Ethical Gastropubs
Ethical Gastropubs
The Duke of Cambridge Serves Organic and Local Foods
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Consumer Flour Power
Consumer Flour Power
Stone-Buhr's 'Find the Farmer' Provides Product Traceablity
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Socially Responsible Giving
Socially Responsible Giving
Publicis Vancouver Gives Paper Plate Greeting Cards to Clients
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Foods as Barcodes
Foods as Barcodes
Belgian Food Banks 'Donate a Barcode' Ads Help to Feed the Hungry
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Thin Triangular Bars
Thin Triangular Bars
Roslyn Street Bar and Restaurant by Durbach Block Architects Maximizes Space
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Vegetable Bicycling Campaigns
Vegetable Bicycling Campaigns
The Braise Local Food Ads Wholly Integrates Green Living
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Solid Spicy Invitations
Solid Spicy Invitations
The Ray Lemon Bar in Germany Sends Delicious Invites
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Urban Foraging
Urban Foraging
Eating Local Goes Inner City As Pedestrians Pluck Food From Trees
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Locavore Fast Food
Locavore Fast Food
Pacific Northwest's Burgerville Restaurants Use Local Ingredients
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Subscription Soup Deliveries
Subscription Soup Deliveries
SoupCycle Brings Portland Organic Locavore Meals Via Bicycle
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Upscale Border Town Restaurants
Upscale Border Town Restaurants
Chef Javier Plascencia Brings Fine Dining to Tijuana, Mexico
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Impromptu Urban Markets
Impromptu Urban Markets
Stockbox Grocers Create Petite City-Friendly Food Stores
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Kitchen Gardens
Kitchen Gardens
The Herb Pot by Toyokitchin & Living Corporation
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