Granted, it was a nice change to open up the food section and get a reprieve from the millions of Eat Local (registration required) articles that have been showing up in the newspaper lately.

But, it still might have been a tiny bit environmentally unsound of Oregonian produce writer Pete Petersen to choose this week to highlight Granny Smith apples. From New Zealand. Despite the fact that Oregon and Washington are where the best apples in the United States come from. To further add insult to injury, he himself notes that:

Thanks to advanced storage techniques, local fall apples and pear crops are now available into summer.

Granny Smiths can wait until fall. In the meantime, try to eat your fill of this.

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