I couldn’t help myself. Before I knew it I had put them in my cart. I was enticed by the low price of .99. I now see why the .99 fast-food value menu works for some. As I put them in my cart I felt a little guilty. Without me checking the label I already knew the blueberries were not grown locally — there’s no way they could be. There’s no where within a 200 mile radius that is warm enough to produce blueberries this time a year. That would mean the blueberries came from far, far away. Sure, enough the label read “Product of Chile.” I rationalized: If I didn’t buy them other customers would. Besides, they were already shipped over 5,000 miles — why shouldn’t I indulge in them? Hmm…That’s a fully loaded question. One I’m afraid to even try to answer. Let’s just say I enjoyed the blueberries with a little bit of Greek Yogurt and they were delicious. Shame on me for indulging in non-local blueberries.
A while ago I mentioned I wanted to write a series of blogs “Stewards of the Earth” that would explore:
Sustainability Feedlots Food deserts Organic food Local food Milk - The Truth Plant based diets
Well, I think my guilty indulgence is the perfect way to get that series started. Coming up soon a blog post about local produce.