Food fights: Locavores, conventional food fans battle over benefits

9/2/2010

Thomas Stern is an unabashed locavore, buying everything from beets and basil to lamb and legumes from nearby producers.  "Things like salt and oils are a little harder to source," the 23-year-old Evanstonian said at a farmers market recently. "But I'd say that about 80 percent of my food is local."  Stern, who cooks at Fraiche in Evanston, said he chooses local foods largely for taste, higher nutrient values, environmentalism and a connection with the person who grew them...Read the full story here

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