Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day 10: Peppers

Day 10: Peppers, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Grocery shopping adds a burst of colour to a snow-white day.I love the colours of peppers - so vibrant. Grocery shopping in winter brings colour to anotherwise white-grey landscape.

Sometimes I think back to my childhood and the availablity of fresh produce in winter. While we had the standards - iceberg lettuce, celery, green pepper... there was not the variety that comes to our supermarkets now. But what is the cost and what is the gain? When we talk about carbon footprint are we thinking of the distance our food has been shipped? Asparagus from Peru. Peppers from Mexico. Funny how vegetables are now guilty pleasures.

1 comment:

  1. Guilty pleasures, indeed! Though, all progress has a price...I'd choose this infraction over the transport of some other items (i.e., luxury cars and other pollutants)!