How is the May Eat Local challenge going so far for me? Not so great. But I didn’t really expect it to. I have learned some things though.
Knowing that the farmer’s markets are open in other cities brings up an ethical point for me. I don’t think that I should make a trip especially to go to the farmer’s market. It seems wasteful. Other people may disagree with me on this. Should I drive an hour each way just to buy local produce (some of which is grown near here)? This is complicated by the fact that I would think nothing of driving there to see a movie that I couldn’t see here. Going there uses much less gas than buying produce shipped from California.
I keep thinking that I could go if I was combining it with something else I had to do in the area. Farmer’s market and a movie, perhaps.