April 2010

When Does “Growing Your Own” Become Too Expensive?

April 6, 2010
Thumbnail image for When Does “Growing Your Own” Become Too Expensive? When does growing your own vegetables become too expensive? I'm not sure I can answer that question but it's a valid one to ask. Every year I grow a garden and every year I'm sure I spend more on the garden than if I bought organic vegetables from the farmer's market. So this year, I've decided to track everything I spend and then everything I yield to get a realistic picture. This doesn't mean I'll stop, even if it's more expensive, but it's important to recognize that not everyone may have the means to (be it space, time or money) to have their own garden. Go to the post to keep reading about what I've done so far...
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Five Friday Favorites

April 2, 2010
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I’d like to introduce a new section to the blog called “Five Friday Favorites.” These posts will feature news articles from the food world, recipes which look amazing, or anything I find interesting, want to share, or think my readers might like too.
Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

1. Trader Joe’s adopts sustainable seafood standards: 
Trader Joe’s announced this week that they will sell only sustainably sourced seafood by the end of 2012.

From the Washington Post: “In announcement posted on its Web site, the grocery chain would remove species condemned by environmental groups from its shelves, establish a transparent sourcing policy and leverage its buying power to change the seafood industry. The phase-out applies to all fresh, frozen and canned seafood.”

Why is this relevant? Because Trader Joe’s is no longer the small grocery chain which started here in Southern California selling exotic foodstuffs …

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