I have grown up in the Middle West of the U.S. For me, summertime means Bing cherries are available in the grocery stores for something that resembles an affordable price. The conversation around sustainable food production has come up several times in conversation at work recently, echoing conversations that came up in anthropology classes during the school year. One British artist from one of our summer festival operas remarked on the high cost of fresh green beans at the supermarket and wondered what that was saying both to us and about us. Good question.
I should (there’s that word) investigate local produce and ways that I can circumvent the agri-industrial complex. My shopping habits are not, I’m sad to say, forging new, local relationships but going more towards reproducing the agricultural and business practices I don’t like.
Path of least resistance.
Is it possible to eat well, responsibly, and cheaply?
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