local?

Just what is considered local?  I received the weekly ad from Price Chopper which advertised: “See inside for… The best in Fresh from Local Farms”.  Right under that was an ad for Fresh Sweet California Driscoll’s Strawberries.

Last I checked, California is on the West Coast.  And we’re not.

 

Perhaps I’m just a little aware at the moment having just finished Barbara Kingsolver et al’s Animal Vegetable Miracle. This is a book that I avoided for some reason, then it was given to me as a gift and I devoured it.  It’s a good easy read for anyone even slightly interested in the locavore movement, though if you don’t have a farm (or a very big yard) it might be a little frustrating.  

UNLESS you plant a truck farm.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. i hear you! my housemate was buying ‘local’ corn from ShopRite in ellenville in may and june, and i kept telling him there was no possible way it was ‘local’. and every hardware and shoe store has a sign in front saying ‘shop local’, even though they are full of nothing but imported goods. drives me crazy!

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    • Posted by hungryinhudsonny on August 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm

      Local is probably the abused term of the moment, no? Even mr. “no-need” commented earlier this week that it was worth the couple extra dollars that he paid for the blueberries at the farmers market because they stayed fresher longer. Baby steps. We’re getting there.

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  2. Posted by Kelly on August 1, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Maybe the name of the farm is “California Driscoll”, and it’s in New York. Ok, probably not, just trying to give them the benefit of the doubt before accusing them of being big fat liars.

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