March 9th - Groceries (post on my personal blog at www.ilovevegan.com)
I used to be spoiled and snobby when in lived in Vermont, land of the almost-year-round farmers’ market. I only bought produce in season, and only from people I know.
Now that I live in the desert, I’ve ended up buying produce at the supermarket. Gasp! Thanks, Colorado, geesh.
So now, I can get raspberries from Mexico, and zucchini from Chile in February. That is so weird. But eating locally in the winter here would mean surviving off of buffalo meat. Yum, but still, not a complete diet.
So, two things:
Eat fruit and vegetables, even if you have to buy them at the grocery store.
Eat with the seasons. Cold, raw, watery vegetables in the middle of winter will not give you body what it needs. Imagine living where you do now 100 years ago. What would you have in the pantry, in the root cellar? What would you have preserved from your garden in August? Lean towards those foods.
Stay tuned for more on eating seasonally, and what’s important to buy organic.