Friday, November 20, 2015

Could You Be a Locavore?

I couldn't.
I love bananas, oranges, almonds, peaches, grapefruit, dates, figs, chocolate, coffee, and tea too much.
I find the concept wonderful, challenging, and intriguing, but living in the cold north east means some great limitations, unless you count locally produced products from not locally grown products, such as Utica Coffee or Saratoga Peanut Butter.
Another hold up is budget.  My grocery budget is TINY!  If I can't grow it myself or scavenge it, it has to be bought with a very restrictive budget.  With 4 peanut butter fanatical children in the house, I purchase the best quality for the lowest price, and unfortunately, I can't afford locally produced peanut butter.

But, I do try to buy locally when I can.  Not everything produced locally is more expensive than chain grocery story imports.
And I try to buy in season when I can, or at least products produced in the United States.  Nothing against foreign countries, but in season strawberries from Florida taste better than imported strawberries from Peru.  And in season strawberries in my own backyard taste better than Florida strawberries.

That's what this blog is about.  It's not about a specific diet plan or lifestyle.  It's about not being apathetic about your health, the planet, your lifestyle, or what you feed your family.  It's about finding YOUR passion, YOUR healthy.

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