Do you want pickles that have traveled halfway around the world? Why send a fish from across the ocean when we have two coasts and numerous lakes? Do you need out of season fruit picked thousands of miles away? If there is one time you want to shop local it’s where nutrients are concerned. Shelf life shouldn’t be into the next millennium for food.
What I like about Annie’s Organics is that there really is an Annie. Annie lives on her certified organic farm in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters, where she grows a wide variety of vegetables and flowers for her local co-op and farmer’s market. She remains the inspiration and corporate conscience for the Annie’s family of products. Her products are a twofer – organic and grown in the USA.
Lundberg Family Farms has been producing rice in California since 1937. They have branched out into other rice products such as chips, rice cakes, and rice flour however most of their products are still organic and sustainably farmed plus they participate in the Non-GMO Project.
For the best local fruits and vegetables try the farmer’s markets. My only problem was figuring out where and when. This site solved all my problems. LocalHarvest.org has all the markets nationwide so you can keep up with any changes, find out what’s fresh that day, and plan your weekly produce shopping.
Let me know your favorite local provisions and they will be added to this ever growing list.