Are You a Locavore?
New Jersey Hunting
There is a growing movement to eat healthier and more local. What could be more local than harvesting your own meat?
How Local are You?
The average American meal travels 1,300–2,000 miles from farm to your place using untold gallons of chemical fertilizer, pesticides and fossil fuels along the way. Eating local reduces your carbon footprint!
Noun — One who mainly eats locally produced or harvested foods.
Wild game is among the most-available local protein.
After highlighting these facts with a group of New Jersey Hunter Education instructors, there were many positive responses.
“Didn’t know I was a locavore!”
“I never considered myself to be a health nut.”
“I didn’t realize how far most food travels.”
Now you know. Become a locavore! Maybe you already are.
Read about the tremendous hunter-provided, locavore-related success of a recent Market Pizza/Hunters Helping the Hungry fundraising event. See the article, The Call of the Wild.
Did you know that hunter-harvested venison is:
- Locally produced
- Low impact
- Low food miles
- Relatively carbon-neutral
- High protein
- Low fat
- Low calorie