As if yucky winter tomatoes weren’t enough of a bummer already, how about this for a real buzzkill: if you have eaten a tomato this winter, chances are very good that it was picked by a person who lives in virtual slavery. This is the subtitle of the article Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes in the March issue of Gourmet. As if I wasn’t already somewhat of a fanatic about where my food comes from, this definitely upped the ante more than a bit.
- Don’t buy tomatoes from Florida or Mexico
- Support your local farmers’ markets
- Find out about your local CSA program (Bozemanites, here’s ours, better sign up soon)
- Pick up a copy of Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle for some inspiration on eating local and healthy. Nice fresh springtime reading (btw, here’s my book review).