Category Archives: local food

Support Your Local Dead Zone?

It’s that time of year when farmers’ markets and roadside produce stands are popping up all over.  I like to go to the Bethesda Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings to scope out the products and farmers.  And I like that … Continue reading

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Certifiably Uncertified

A couple of years ago I was having a conversation with MOM’s Grocery Director about some products that we don’t carry.  She said something that caught my attention- that there’s a faction within the organic industry that considers itself “too cool to … Continue reading

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Frothy Market

In theory, buying local is a great idea, but I believe we have hit the point where “local” has simply become another frothy and trendy marketing gimmick and it has lost its authenticity. Here are some recent headlines that have … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Math?

To me, the main benefit to buying local products has always been the lower carbon footprint to transport products.  Then, I read this OpEd article in the NY Times, which muddled up the issue pretty good for me… Math Lessons … Continue reading

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