While on the topic of supporting local food producers, I'd just like to mention how I find it stunning just how far food travels nowadays. For a few exotic items, it's reasonable but I noticed a small pack of fresh asparagus the other day that had come all the way from Thailand. Think of how much jet fuel that takes! So given a choice at a supermarket, I prefer to buy from wherever is closer. Unless it's produced by Israel in which case I avoid it.
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