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ACT2 Buying Local Fresh Food Isn't Easy in Spring

UPDATE 20100515: I tried again to buy local veggies from our Sat Community market but none available again. I'll just have to try best I can to buy local products as close to home as I can until the gardens have grown.

So I made a promise with myself to go all out and only buy local fresh food on our small island here once the Saturday community market opened. I was there first thing on opening day... and all I could find was rhubarb and herb seedlings to plant. I didn't start a garden myself this year for several reasons, so passed on the seedlings and rhubarb wasn't really appealing to me not being a pie-maker. Hung around and chatted with everyone, bought some homemade cards from kids raising money for a school trip then headed for our grocery store.

"It's just not the season yet", advised the store manager. He was filling me in on the issues of buying local for his store, I know he does what he can to promote local goods.

Our conversation had started off with him asking me what I was doing taking photos in his store, I had been reported as having 'suspicious behavour' by one of his staff apparently. I'm sure I looked a bit crazy zooming in on the signs of "Grown in BC" as I decided to at least buy things as close to home as possible. I understand their concern, I looked normal but taking pics of carrots and tomatoes then moving over to the bread etc. wandering around the store.

I explained I was trying to buy local and doc**enting my effort, and he shared the issues he faced - transportation/supply and demand problems. He walked me around the store to point out other items from BC - wonderful!

I passed on the explaination I was gathering evidence for this Urgent Evoke game lol it would have been too much but I will tell him later.

Someone overheard me and told me about the weekly market on the mainland (Vancouver Island) where there's local meat and cheese, it may just be worth a walk-on ferry ticket, or I'll plan to go to town that day.

Week 1 of my buy local has begun, found enough local (BC) to make some decent meals yay!

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Comment by Johan Sundqvist on May 5, 2010 at 2:27pm
Keep up the good work. Sympathies from a Swede trying to buy only local.
Comment by Buffy B on May 5, 2010 at 2:52pm
Thanks Johan, it will be interesting to see and I'm thankful Urgent Evoke prompted me to be more aware and take action :)


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