Case in point. I live in Ontario. Ontario produces wonderful, gorgeous, delicious and a variety of garlic. Garlic keeps like onions over the winter in cold storage.
Most Ontario grocery stores have NO Ontario garlic, but Chinese Garlic. And there is a market for it.
Vist the blog of Heather Cameron and read about her organic farm Missing Goat where they sold out of garlic this year.
And I'm just not comfortable with my garlic's Carbon Footprint not to mention the farming practices of some foreign countries. It's not a food staple so I think we could all pay a little more (although that makes no sense why foreign veg is cheaper)
I know you are thinking that I am a silly old cow for droning on about garlic. What kind of a cause is this. BUT. Multiply that by the number of foreign food products x a zillion retailers and that's a big point.
I have made it my mission to be the Crazy Garlic Lady. Garlic has become symbolic for me.
Everytime I am in the grocery store, I ask the produce manager, clerk, Big Cheese manager, whoever........ if they have any Ontario Garlic. Then I tell them they should.
It's been a few months and no change. In the meantime I buy it from local farmers at roadside stands and farmers markets which are increasingly being brought into cities.
So my teeensy weensy contribution to Suzan's Project Genesis this month is to drone on about this silly little Grocery Store Misdemeanor.