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USC + Farmers Market = Today

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Whether you are a carnivore or herbivore, the question these days is about your locavore status. Does the word sound familiar to you? It won the2007 New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year Award. Via VegNews Magazine:

If you really want to lighten your carbon footprint, don' just go vegan, go locavore. That means buying food locally to avoid the burning of fossil fuels entailed by long-distance transport by truck or rail. The term "locavore" was coined in 2005 by a group of four San Francisco women... The Locavores continue to encourage Bay ARea residents -- and people around the country -- to only eat foods within a 100-mile radius of their homes during the month of August (and beyond). "Our food now travels an average of 1,500 miles before ending up on our plates," the group maintains.
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There's no better place to be a locavore than Los Angeles where local Farmers' Markets keep popping up. The latest freshman market inaugurates today. Over 1,400 people are already confirmed on Facebook to attend today's Trojan Fresh Market - USC’s first on campus Farmers Market, which goes from 12 to 4 p.m. at the McCarthy Quad by PSX. Also accepting USC discretionary and dining dollars, the market is sponsored by Trojan hospitality and Environment 1st, a campus green organization.

For a list of all Farmers Markets around Los Angeles county by day, check out xperienceLA's guide.

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