While in a grocery store one day walking around I started to feel like I was in a bad nightmare. I was walking up and down aisles and aisles of packaged “food” and couldn’t shake this feeling that something felt so wrong. The aisles seemed to stretch on and on with no ending in site. 100’s of packages were shaking their wannabe picked, fancy logos at me, all vying for my attention, and a feeling of panic took over. I stood there with a confused, cold, blank feeling. How did it end up this way? This is our “food!?.” A giant warehouse with rows and rows of groceries? I couldn’t bring myself to buy anything that night after my aisle awakening and left empty-handed but mind-full.
Since that haunting night, I have searched out local ways to purchase local food and have found some great options that I would like to share!
I have not completely been able to avoid the typical overstuffed, chained out grocery stores but can happily say a much larger portion of my purchases goes towards local sources!! 🙂
Have you ever noticed that in most grocery stores less than 1/4 of the entire store offers fresh produce, and groceries? Take a step towards giving back to your community and eating healthier and search out your local sources for food using the link provided below!
Local Harvest is fantastic!!! Tap in your zip code and the instantly this website provides information near you like local farms, farmers markets and food co-ops.
The second thing I used was www.Yelp.com searching for “food Co-op” and again just adding my zip code.
Venture out beyond those zombie aisles at the grocery store! Walk in the aisles of natures rich gifts. In it is the promise of a much better atmosphere and new adventures in food discovery.