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I would if it were affordable.
The cheapest food is the food that has cost the least to produce and deliver. The food that has cost the least to produce and deliver has consumed the least amount of energy. That which has consumed the least amount of energy is the most environmentally friendly. I buy the cheapest food, regardless of its origin.
"The food that has cost the least to produce and deliver has consumed the least amount of energy."
Wow there's an insane leap to conclusions in that sentence.
Not at all. Any cost you can point to, I can detail how it eventually traces back to the consumption of energy . In fairness to you, I suppose you could use very little energy locally and charge significantly more than market value, thus invalidating my logic. Doesn't seem likely though. For more info:
So you're saying that a small farm using mostly manual labor can produce food cheaper than a big mega-corporate farm using mostly machinery?
local walmart. i especially enjoy the cookie isle.
I never buy food. I don't need it for sustenance.
That question is just written incorrectly. Am I more likely to purchase items just because it's produced locally? No. If the prices are comparable to others, then yes, I do learn toward locally produced items.
I love the guys who sell corn, tomatoes, cantaloupe out of the back of their trucks. You know it was grown locally, and the actual farmer is getting the money he deserves.Usually the prices are cheaper than those in the produce aisle of the grocery store.And you're not paying a middle man.
I don't trust those folks. You have a problem with their food, guess what...no accountability because tomorrow they're gone
Unlike libs who would insist they be regulated and taxed...I don't buy from 'em, but you go right ahead; personal choice for each of us.
Yes, of course. I love the local seafood. Those Kansas lobsters, clams, shrimp, salmon ... yum!
Oh, and let's not forget the local citrus ...
I agree the question is poorly phrased. I choose locally grown garden ripened tomatoes over the tasteless red things usually sold in the stores. I will drive several hundred miles, if necessary, to eat tree ripened peaches. I like celery from California.
I love Kansas beef and pork. I like Checkers because they often have local produce.
The people here are rich enough (e.i. The Merc)
Wonder why the LJW didn't ask this as an OTS question - at the Merc, or perhaps the farmers' market?
If it is the cheaper option, yes. If not, no.
I always buy bannanas grown locally and especially coconuts. Can't beat the lemons and grapes and limes. The locally grown oranges and grapefruits are so much better and helping the local farmers. Even buy cotton when in season to make clothing from. The spinning wheel is in disrepair but since there is no local spinning wheel repair shop, cotton is just sitting in a bale for now.
Of course, the locally grown oysters and shallots are great along with the Cod fish from the Kaw.
Sometimes when things are a bit hard to buy with a shortage of money, the local produce given away at food banks is good, even though it comes from out of town. But not many folks in Lawrence know that iceberg lettuce isn't really grown here. But the "local rustics" think that because it is in Lawrence , it is Lawrence.
Cant' wait for the tangerines grown south of town to be ready.
Tonite I will feast on some veal from a local farm about 200 miles away. After all, local in Lawrence is just feet away, kinda like neighborhood groups that emcompass tens of square blocks.
No but I am more likely to buy the local herb than that imported mexican crap!
Sling slang, kid, sling slang.
Salty side down. See.
There's always mountain oyster just over in Colorado!
I watched Food Inc. yesterday. Totally makes me want to buy food produced locally!
I am more likely to buy food because I need to eat.
I try to steer toward local as much as possible. I've learned that sometimes local food tastes better than non local, sometimes it doesn't. I've bought both just to do taste tests. Also, sometimes local food is more expensive than non local, and sometimes it isn't. I recommend going to the farmer's markets, and also trying to aim for the "locally produced" signs in the grocery stores, but check the prices. If it costs less or the same as non local, I'll buy it. But if it's ridiculously higher, I won't.
Like to buy from local growers when it is feasible. But sometimes I cannot figure out why prices of local items are considerably higher than that produced away. For example, Dillons recently had Olathe (That being Olathe Colorado not Kansas) sweet corn 5/$1; or 20 cents each local corn was selling for $5/dozen (42 cents). Quality of the Colorado corn was considerably better and the ears were much larger. When living in all places, Southern New Jersey (the Garden State), there were produce stands operated by local growers all over the place; prices were very reasonable. I guess, I thought this being an agricultural area there be more of that kind of operations here. The Farmer's Market is OK , but!
Everything is local to someone....except Mars, although I would totally eat martians if they were free-range and organically grown, and tasted like venison.
Question. Are tax stamps displayed at the parking lots where the granola's set up sales each week? do they collect taxes? do they pay taxes on what they sale? What is that called?
Ahhh Farmers market
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