But taste has nothing to do with the locovore movement. Locovores are under the false pretense that local food is good for the local economy. Cutting off trade with other nations is bad for the U.S. Oregon cutting off all trade with other states is bad for Oregon. The town of Smithville is made poorer by not buying and selling goods with other towns. Bailey Norwood is made worse off trying to produce all the goods he consumes.
But important people adhere to this insane movement. Read my entry on locovore Michael Pollan here.