Once a catchphrase becomes a movement, how big can it get before it is no longer authentic? Are we hitting a wall? Really, how many small farms are there near any metropolis that can supply food to all the restaurants that claim to treasure “local”? How long before the best “local” farms start shipping their stuff from, say, California to Chicago? How long before Appleby’s is claiming to be “local”? And is this a movement that can last?
Moderator: Ryan D’Agostino, food editor, Esquire