10/19/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Localvore Conceit

Spurred by last year's successful event of the same name, Green City Market is now in the midst of its second Localvore Challenge--a call to Chicagoans to give up their Belgian chocolate habit, step away from those Florida oranges and, for 14 days straight, eat only foods produced in Illinois, its border states and Michigan.

The theory is if you can do it for two weeks, you might be able to do it year-round, at which point you won't merely be trying on the localvore badge for size--you'll have blossomed into a bona fide, full-fledged localvore-for-life.

People who become localvores--whether for two weeks or 200--are likely well-intentioned, considerate citizens of the Earth.

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