I am going to get on a very quick soapbox. You can do with it what you want.
I don’t know where you live but judging from Facebook and Twitter I am going to assume you aren’t getting a whole lot of rain there. We are dry as a bone here and every time they forecast rain it seems to pass us by. I think we have had like 1/2 inch of rain since June. It is crazy. Add the heat in and it hasn’t been the best summer for grass, plants or my makeup.
We are in the third year of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and I am shocked, although not really, by the amount of food we are getting. I am not saying that to slam my CSA. I love the farmers and know from their emails how hard they are working. This is why we join a CSA. To support the farmers for better or worse.
So can I be bold and say
It is wrong to buy your produce in a supermarket and not the farmer’s market.
I understand there are reasons why some people can’t do the farmer’s market. Access being the biggest one. Convenience is another. And cost may be another (although I think that is a major misperception).
But if you can and you aren’t lets remedy that immediately shall we. Not only will your taste buds thank you, but the family of a farmer will too.