Livin’ La Vida Locavore: 4 Chefs On Locavorism.
“What can be more traditional than buying local? Before modern transport and preservation, there was no other way. By growing our own ingredients, we get absolute freshness, choice, variety, quality control and flexibility. We live in a small country, so even if we buy ingredients from the south of the Netherlands, that is still no more than two hours away. For us, local simply means as close by as you can find a certain ingredient. Mostly that means no more than an hour away. For a nice selection of ingredients, 100 km must be possible (at least in the Netherlands). By buying local, we pollute less, use less fuel, cooling systems, packaging etc. And personal contact with the makers gives us the opportunity to check where everything comes from.” – Gert Jan Hageman, De Kas