My Current Moral DebatePosted: May 22, 2012
I am currently struggling with the problem of having amazing produce all around me all day long, offered at a great rate, BUT most of it is not from the area or even within the US. I have tried to keep a relatively seasonal diet over the past year minus my daily banana. This means I do not buy any other tropical fruits, berries, or tomatoes unless it is the summer, and I eat a lot of kale and squash in the winter. Now I am not perfect and I do on occasion have some foods out of season, especially when I order a salad out and it is made of baby greens and contains tomatoes. No one is perfect but just think about how amazing a summer tomato tastes warmed in the sun’s rays vs. a hot house tomato flown in from Mexico. There is no comparison. Not to mention the amount of fossil fuel used to fly the tomato to me and the conditions the pickers have to deal with.
Getting back to my issues…we carry the mother load of delicious all organic produce and it is very hard to say no to the strawberries, peppers, and raspberries. I try and stay away from them as much as possible but some are just so hard to pass up. We just need to get the local crops in ASAP and my garden needs to start producing!
What would you do?