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Making Local Choices

Up until the last couple of generations, the idea of eating what was in season and planning ahead were the only way people lived. We now have a world wide food conveyor system that delivers pretty much anything you want, when you want it. But it comes with a cost. Not only the cost of the energy to ship things long distance, but the nutritional sacrifices that are made to make it possible for fruit and vegetables to survive long distance transport.

It would be foolish to dismiss the wonders of the world food trade network, however, an enormous amount of energy could be saved (and nutritional value gained) if it were the exception rather than the rule.

Making food choices based on local availability assures that you will be getting things that are ripened naturally for maximum nutritional value as well as supporting a local economy. If everyone ate local most of the time, society would save millions of barrels of oil and be healthier for it all.

Seasonal Food Planning & Preservation

Nature brings a new palette of delicious dining choices with the changing seasons. With a mixed range of fresh picked and traditionally preserved foods, you can have maximum culinary enjoyment, ballanced nutrition and conservation for the planet's resources.

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