The purpose of this site is to inform visitors about eating locally, explain the benefits of doing so and provide resources for eating locally in Gainesville, Fla. The ideas presented on this site apply to all communities, and if you don't live in Gainesville, you can still search for resources like the ones provided here, or if none currently exist, start the local food movement in your own town.

Alli getting excited about some food.

The creator of this site is Alli Langley, a journalism student at the University of Florida who is passionate about food, health, nutrition and sustainability. She recently discovered the local food movement and is trying to change to this healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.

Please email her with any suggestions or questions you have about the site.


All photos taken by Alli Langley, except the photo at right, taken by David Jannsen.

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