Local Definition


“Local” is defined as within a circumference of 100 miles by shortest distance between points (as the crow flies).  To be tagged as local, a product must also satisfy one or more of the following requirements:

  • Products that are grown locally on sustainable farms;
  • Products that are cooked, prepared, assembled or otherwise produced locally;
  • Products that add to and enhance economic development through job and business creation that involves more than simple transportation or distribution.

What Does This Mean?

It means that if a product is not significantly altered by the local business, it is not a local product.   For example, a local meat distributor may simply receive and reship product without changing or preparing it in any way.  This product will not be considered local.  But, a local business that brings in coffee beans, roasts them and packages them to sell, will be considered local.