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  •  I am lucky in a couple respects (7+ / 0-)

    My local grocery is big on buying local, always clearly indicates the origin of any produce, and highlights any that is locally grown (as well as highlighting other locally produced items from eggs to jam to cheese). They display it like it was the star of the department. The other bit of luck is living in north Texas, which may not have the bounty of California (where I lived before) but still grows some very fine stuff.

    And you miss one of the great pleasures of eating seasonally. It's not just that it's been so long since you've had a tomato, or strawberry, or peach, or corn or whatever that you are excited anew to have it; it's that they are so much tastier. If you eat a fresh local tomato (or strawberry, or peach, or ear of corn) anything else shipped in off season tastes ---- well, it doesn't really taste.  Sure, I'll buy some from time to time, but in small quantities. I probably average two tomatoes a week in the fall/winter; but 7+ tomatoes a week in season.

    "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

    by Catte Nappe on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 03:24:26 PM PST

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