a slice of life with Miche
Maybe everyone was wanting strawberries all at once, and it's not that the sale season is so short, maybe it's that the entire local supply is gobbled up in just two short weeks. However it is, I'm sorry you can't find fresh berries. I'm totally on a fruit smoothie kick right now, so I'd be up a creek without strawberries. :)
KLee, I wish it were a demand thing. Unfortunately most of the farms in the immediate area have been sold for residential development. There was an article in the paper a while back about there being only one big strawberry farm left in the area.Having said that, we do have access to "fresh" berries. They're just imported from your country -- which means their carbon footprint is bigger than I'd like. And they're not as tasty as ones allowed to ripen on the plant.*sigh*
It drives me crazy that I can't get local produce in our big-box grocery store. I can stop on the way and buy local berries, but in the store I get mealy, dried out berries from California. WTF?Driving through the States recently, I was drooling at the number of local farmers' markets. We're doing something wrong here!
Dani: thanks for reminding me to check in on the farmers' markets! Part of what we're doing wrong here is paving over our prime farmland -- but that's a subject for another day!
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