my name is Kelcey Rusch, and as a senior culinary arts student at Paul Smith's College, I am working to gather people's definition of "local" food. The word has seen increasing and varied use over the last decade, with no legal limitations. I am also trying to find if there is a gap between what restaurant professionals mean when they put it on a menu, and what consumers expect when they see the word. I have created a survey designed to help outline a definition. Filling it out will not take more than 15 minutes of your time, and I would appreciate your contribution to the discussion.