I've been on the road, in part to join an extraordinary food related conference (about which more later), but wanted to link to Kim Severson's page one story in the Times today on businesses catering to people who want to eat locally (such as a gardening service hired to plant, weed, tend and harvest your backyard vegetable garden). Is it a matter of fashion, as Corby Kummer suggests?  Would that be wrong even if the result is good?  What will the actual impact of semi-locavore living be and what does this current trend portend?  I don't know.  Regardless, though, the locavore ethic continues to grow.