What does "local" mean to you? Join the conversation in the comments below.
We asked food writer Kathy Gunst for her take on the questions, "What is local?" We'd also like to know what it means to you.
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Kathy Gunst, author of "Notes from a Maine Kitchen: Seasonally Inspired Recipes," on what "local" means to her.