Royal Oak in Bloom expecting a great number of locavores

New words are being invented all the time for all the new ideas and
thoughts and movements that are popping up all over the place. And
“locavore” — Someone who only eats food grown within 100
miles of home — is another one. Locavores are expected to pack the 16th annual
Royal Oak in Bloom May 10.

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Locavores – people who eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of
home – will find vegetables and herb plants offered by as many as half
the 60 vendors at the 16th annual Royal Oak in Bloom.

This year, vendors expect an increase in locavores. Locavore was the Oxford American Dictionary’s 2007 Word of the Year.

From
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, the parking lot by City Hall will be
transformed into an open-air market for edible plants, flats of
annuals, landscaping plants, and garden art and accessories.

The
event has become a Mother’s Day tradition for many families. They have
breakfast or brunch at downtown restaurants before or after walking
around the booths set up at the municipal lot south of 11 Mile Road and
east of Main Street. “We think this year more people are interested in
vegetable gardening,” said Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Event
Coordinator Shelly Kemp. “They see it as a way to save money, eat the
freshest possible food, save energy and gain a sense of personal
satisfaction.”

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