Buying Local Food Doesn’t End in the Fall
A lot of people think the growing season ends in the fall, and therefore local eating ends there too. I thought the same thing; but it doesn’t. Last Saturday I walked to the North Market to get my groceries and found an abundance of locally grown food from The Greener Grocer and Bluescreek – Apples, Bacon, Carrots, English Roast, Mixed greens (for me = salad mix), Mushrooms, and Potatoes.
Local food isn’t just for summer salads and fall pies. I plan to make a yummy roast in the crockpot using the above ingredients, which says ‘winter comfort’ to me. So look carefully when doing your shopping – in general or for holiday meals – there are still local options, and you don’t have to look too far for them. How are you eating locally during these colder winter months?