Last week, Ned from Green Tractor Farms uttered the words “no more cucumbers, the frost got them.” My heart sank a little, knowing that the amazing seasonal bounty of New Mexico was slowly coming to an end. It got me thinking about local, and what is truly means to us as consumers.
We take for granted the thousands of products available to us all the time in our groceries stores and markets. In fact, the average supermarket in 2013 carried 43,844 products! It is amazing that we’ve come so far in the last 150 years. Even my Grandmother can recall how only a few items were available during the cold Pennsylvania winters.