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Sustainable shopping in Boston Chinatown?

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Sustainable shopping in Boston Chinatown?

chocojosh | Jun 14, 2010 06:40 AM

I try to do as much shopping as I can at farmer's market and in other sustainable ways. I cook a ton of asian food, however, and sometimes I have to go to Chinatown to get what I need.

Does anyone know where the veggies there come from? I assume that they are coming from fairly large, commerical farms, probably quite far from Boston, but I really have no idea. In the summer I buy 90% from farmer's markets (and do a CSA too), but for the winter I am wondering if Chinatown is a reasonable alternative to big supermarkets or if I'm just kidding myself.

Also, I was wondering if any of the seafood that I see there might be locally caught. I bought a whole fish last week and it was killed and cleaned to order. I loved how fresh it was, but didn't know whether it was farm raised or trucked from who knows where. I don't mind paying more at whole foods, but only if I know that I am actually getting something better.

Does anyone have any info on this? Thanks!

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