Corinne Prevot: What's Your 'Local'?
To me, local food means it hasn’t been overly processed or preserved in order to be transported. Local food implies freshness. It also means that the producers of that food are tied to the local community geographically and consequently benefit from the consumption of their food products.
Our commitment to Vermont-based production is the cornerstone of Skida as a business and as a contributing member to the Vermont community.
Living locally means interacting with local businesses and events and striking conversations with neighbors. I live locally in that I do my best to tap into neighborhood resources and seek independent or locally owned providers of services or products. Simply said, everyday
things like buying food at Burlington’s City Market, taking my car to the local garage and supplying local shops with our made-in-Vermont products are ways I can contribute to our local economy.
I have a hard time defining “localness” through mileage. Take our cashmere line, for example. It’s made all the way in Kathmandu, Nepal. The craft is, however, rooted in their local history, and that industry is integral to Nepal’s export economy.
—Corinne Prevot, Burlington, VT. Skida.com