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Locavore 2.0 is officially here. Of-the-moment restaurants and cafés were once all about procuring produce from nearby farms or those within a relatively close radius. Now they’re getting it from the neighbors. It’s called foraging.

In one scenario, chefs go out and forage the nearby land for edible goodies. In another, the chef issues a harvest call, and folks who live nearby bring in the booty from their backyard. After some culinary alchemy is performed — voilà! — out come daily specials bursting with just-picked flavor.

“For us, it’s about finding new ways to see how we literally ‘produce’ the things that define community,” says Eugene Ahn, of Forage in Los Angeles. “When neighbors exchange tomatoes, the gesture is invisible. When a restaurant is the intermediary, the community value is apparent in a unique way.” Here are a few places from around the country that have gotten in on the act. (And if you know of others, drop us an e-mail at editor@americanwaymag.com. We’d love to hear about them!)

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BOQUERIA
171 Spring St.
New York
212-343-4255
and
53 West 19th St.
212-255-4160
www.boquerianyc.com

FORAGE
370 E. 900 St.
Salt Lake City
801-708-7834
www.foragerestaurant.com

FORAGE
(unrelated to the restaurant above, oddly enough)
3823 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles
323-663-6885
www.foragela.com

LOCAL 121
121 Washington St.
Providence, R.I.
(401) 274-2121
www.local121.com

LONESOME DOVE WESTERN BISTRO
2406 N. Main St.
Fort Worth, Texas
817-740-8810
www.lonesomedovebistro.com

PROOF ON MAIN
702 W. Main St.
Louisville, Ky.
502-217-6360
www.proofonmain.com

THE SKINNY PANCAKE
60 Lake St.
Burlington, Vt.
802-540-0188
and
89 Main St.
Montpelier, Vt.
802-262-CAKE
www.skinnypancake.com

SOUTH GATE
(in the Jumeirah Essex House hotel)
154 Central Park South
New York
212-484-5120
www.jumeirah.com

SPQR
1911 Fillmore St.
San Francisco
415-771-7779
www.spqrsf.com

WILL WORK FOR FOOD

Nothing to bring in? At Cha-Bella in Savannah, Ga., you can work on the restaurant’s organic farm and receive a voucher to dine afterwards. 912-790-7888, www.cha-bella.com