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Local Produce - or not?


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Local Produce - or not?

sandylc | Feb 14, 2014 10:48 AM

OK, buy local, eat local (not sure I like the grammar in these phrases!).

So, I live in the Great White North and it's February and I want a tomato. They ship in some pretty good ones these days - not like vine-ripened, but pretty good and better than we could get 15 years ago, right?

So, am I wrecking the environment because of all the transportation resources that are dedicated to bringing me a few tomatoes? Or screwing over my local farmers?

Part of me wants to point out that the resources required to build and dispose of a Prius battery are far beyond those necessary to bring me a tomato in the winter.

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