Locavore365.org Challenges the World to Eat Locally
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, July 20 /PRNewswire/ — Local, healthful food is now for sale, swap or giveaway worldwide – yet in too many cases, the larger community is unaware of this desirable commodity. Locavore365.org, an organization dedicated to helping people almost anywhere in the world advertise and find locally grown food, fruits and vegetables, offers a solution with the launch of http://www.locavore365.org. Better yet, the site is completely free to use.
The new site leverages today’s online technology to offer a web-based ad service for local foods, featuring a search tool for locating fresh edibles within a 100-mile radius. Within that geographical range, users may drill down to areas as close to home as they’d like – even as close as a half-mile or a few minutes’ walk. Clearly, sourcing food locally is now easier with Locavore365.org, but it is also more fun as consumers take the “Locavore Challenge” to live 365 days a year on local foods.
“The great benefits of eating fresh, healthful food that does not spend most of its post-harvest life in a shipping container are well-known,” says Simon O’Sullivan, founder of Locavore365.org, “but the ‘Locavore’ lifestyle can take effort. Many people need a little extra motivation to make the commitment. That’s why we’re challenging people on a global level to eat locally 365 days a year. The Locavore Challenge, supported by our search tool, breathes new life into the goal of fostering stronger, healthier and more self-reliant communities through local food sourcing.”
Locavore365.org is free and accessible wherever there’s Internet access, so people almost anywhere can find a way to sell or source food in their region. Ideal for veteran or newbie Locavores, Locavore365.org bridges the worlds of food producers and consumers, growing face-to-face community relationships from the seeds of online connections.
“One Ohio blogger called it a cross between Craigslist and Freecycle for produce, which is just about right, but we’re searchable by location,” O’Sullivan says. “And we’re also fulfilling a much deeper mission than just buying and selling local food. Locavore365.org is a ‘green’ social networking tool with a point – to strengthen communities around a common love for local food. The interactions and communication that take place around local food inevitably build relationships, and in simply getting to know your neighbors, you strengthen community in the process.”
For more information, visit http://www.locavore365.org.
A free online resource, Locavore365.org is dedicated to enabling people anywhere in the world to find or advertise fresh, healthful, locally produced food. Dubbed “social networking with a point,” Locavore365 also strives to help develop and strengthen local communities through the contact that grows between friends, neighbors and local producers as they sell, swap and give away fresh food, fruits and produce. Although based on the web, Locavore365 is designed to facilitate greater local-community interaction and encourage people to produce, cook and enjoy local food.
Contact: Simon O'Sullivan Founder, Locavore365.org firstname.lastname@example.org +64 3 332 1220