close to home
For now though, Fall has yet to arrive, and all of Summer's produce has at least another month or so! Rick and I discovered two new places, one selling this delicious Guernsey cow milk made from a local farm (most milk is made from a mix of different supplied Holstein milk), and another selling all kinds of local year-round meat and available produce. I feel so much better about consuming food grown around our home, rather than flown in from Chile or New Zealand. I'll take mixed greens from California every once and a while, but does Ontario really need apples from New Zealand? It's insane when there's three apple farms within 10–30 minutes of our home. They taste better and the nutritional value is higher having not spent days being transported and jostled around. It'll require more planning to visit each different place for different items, but it's worth it to me. Our fridge and pantry is full of local, healthy goodies and I couldn't be happier about it. Plus I love visiting different farms. It's fun to go, even if we're not buying much.
Do you shop locally? Can you taste the difference? What would you say your area's best produce is? I'd say we have a lot of corn and apples!