A recent comment on the Domestic Herbs – Survey Results post got me thinking about my own commitment to buying local organic herbs. I had to admit that I am guilty of making convenience and “one-stop shopping” a priority, rather than committing to finding local sources. This is embarrassing to admit because I live in Southern California. This part of the state boasts a long growing season, year-round in some cases.
Buying Local Means Something Different To Each Of Us
Factors such as climate, quality, or limited supply will influence each person’s definition of “local.” I can afford to be more strict in my definition of local than the person who lives in Massachusetts, a state that is currently freezing and buried under several feet of snow. Ones definition of local can also be flexible, changing with the season or ones current needs. What does local mean to me? I’m not sure yet. I’ll take the flexible approach and refine it along the way.
Searching for Local Organic Herbs
Farmers markets, supermarkets, health food stores and nurseries are a few of the places I’ll search for local organic herbs. Subsequent posts will detail my experiences and what I learned along the way. I’m excited about this adventure and happy to be making one tiny contribution to the local medicine movement while supporting local herb growers. Please join me in my search by commenting below.