OK, you can’t buy toilet paper at the butcher shop, I get it. But with a little extra organization, you can shop small and local, supporting good people who are excited about what you are cooking. They’ll talk to you, and give you good advice about what to buy, or what to substitute. You’ll complete your errands feeling like you bought from people and not from a store. Get your toilet paper another day.
Making the Best of Winter
Many fruits and vegetables become quite expensive when they are out of local season, and only die-hard BBQ enthusiasts are willing to put on a parka to make dinner. Here are some Winnter-friendly options:
Above the 49th parallel:
From lands far away:
Here are a few more exotic options featuring imported items from local grocers: