A video about food supply

11 Nov

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5 Responses to “A video about food supply”

  1. Veronique Lalonde November 11, 2007 at 8:30 pm #

    Excellent video! We try to buy local organic, or local, or organic, in that order. I realize that some organic food is transported for long distances, which kind of undercuts the whole issue of sustainability (and we’re guilty of loving Earthbound tubs of spring greens).

    It’s unfortunate that there are only two of us, and these days too little time to do much cooking. There are CSAs in the area as well as delivery companies such as Small Potatoes that deal directly with farmers. However, the bins usually include too much food.

    We’ll continue to try to keep the driving to a minimum and buy local (when possible) and organic from the biweekly (in winter) farmers’ market, our food co-op, and the organic market across from the co-op that generally says where the food comes from. As well, we try to keep processed food to a minimum, although I must confess another addiction: Nature’s Path cold cereals.

  2. mindfulindividual November 11, 2007 at 9:54 pm #

    Hey Veronique,
    I’ve had timed whe it’s been difficult to really keep on the local path. I’ve got some strategies and ideas that may be useful for you if you are interested. 🙂

  3. Veronique Lalonde November 12, 2007 at 5:41 pm #

    Interested? Of course!

  4. mindfulindividual November 13, 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    i have some friends who were interested in eating local and some of them got together to purchase direct from farmers. CSAs do have a lot to offer and I have NO DOUBT that you could find a friend or perhaps a neighbor that would happily split the produce/meat/etc with you. Some CSAs might even be willing to provide something that would work better for your needs.

  5. Veronique Lalonde November 13, 2007 at 4:56 pm #

    We buy from farmers markets when possible and otherwise mainly from a food co-op (which also sources locally when it can), so I think we’re probably doing OK except for the bit of driving we do. One thing is that I just like to see and touch things before I buy them. Another is that with only two of us, we’re on a “just in time” basis. Don’t want to waste food!

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