Locally Made

The term locally made is typically applied to locally grown food or locally manufactured goods. Instead of items being centrally grown, manufactured, or outsourced, items are created and grown within a local proximity. The phrase locally made means different things to different retailers. Currently in the United States, there is no official definition of the term from either the Federal Trade Commission or U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Unlike organic standards (entailing specific legal definitions, labels, and inspections), locally made foods (sometimes referred to as locally grown or local) have no overarching regulation. Food defined as locally made depends on where consumers live, the time of year, and the item in question. In different cases, it could stand for items created within the same state, items that ...

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