If you've ventured to a trendy neighborhood eatery in the past decade, you've probably been inundated with the foodie terms "locally sourced" and "farm-to-table." Menus boast pork shoulders from a well-known farm just outside your city and cocktails made with artisanal honey from nearby co-ops. If you were to actually visit those places, though, you may find out the sad truth: most of restaurants' claims about where they get their ingredients are totally false.
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