The Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network has published a short guide to Food and Farming Terms.  I picked it up at my local Farmers’ Market.  Let’s look at what the term ‘Local’ means.

“Food and other agricultural products produced, processed and sold within the region where they are produced, as defined by distance, provincial or regional boundaries.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency defines local as food produced in the province or territory in which it is sold, or food sold across provincial borders within 50 km of the originating province or territory.  Individual farmers and markets use the term in varying ways.”  — Greenbelt Farmers Network