Eating local means eating only those foods which are available in your locality. It means eating foods that are grown locally and sold locally. It means eating in seasonal fruits and vegetables. It means that you can't always get or have what you want when you want it. You see, we can talk about carbon emissions and how people should cut back on driving but the bigger problem concerning driving that we should be talking about is the trucking in, shipping in, flying in of fruits and vegetables that are at every supermarket and local grocer that are not in season nor ever grown locally.
Being brainy is
being frugal about local eating and that can mean sacrifice. We can't
always expect to have what we want; we can expect to have good food
though. Good food comes in many forms and from many different sources.
Good food practices are what the brainy gourmet is about. Check out the
Point being, if you can grow, do it. If you can buy local, do it.