Sticker Shock: Apples From Chile


Now that our week of Going Local is over, I went to the grocery to purchase some non-local items that I missed in my diet, including my beloved cereal, natural peanut-butter, walnuts and veggie-burgers. While I was there, I browsed the produce section, and out of curiosity, picked up some organic apples to see where they were from. I was SHOCKED to see that they were imported from Chile. CHILE!

I realize that there are some items that you can’t buy locally, but since my neighbors have an apple tree growing in their yard, I know that I don’t need to be buying mine from Chile. (The ones shown here are from the Farmers Market.) Because of this I am going to be more conscious of where ALL my non-local foods come from, and try to find grocery stores that import their foods from neighboring states, rather than neighboring continents.

Posted in Chew On This by Rhaya on September 25, 2007 | Permalink | No Comments

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