Local Produce

February 17, 2007

These days, a big deal among those who think about their food is to buy locally grown food. This cuts down on the environmental costs incurred by shipping, supports local economies, and ensures that what you eat is fresh. Of course, not everyone can eat local food all year long. But the idea is to do what you can.

February in Phoenix means that the grapefruit are in season. Our neighbors two doors down have a mighty grapefruit tree, and every year about this time they give away scads of the fruit.

free grapefruit

This afternoon I squeezed up some fresh, extremely local, grapefruit juice.

fresh juice

I think we’ll be having a lot of this stuff over the next few weeks. I love the sourness with the salty rush in your nose you get when you drink grapefruit juice. Some members of my household have been known to drink it with a little tequila. You do what you have to…


3 Responses to “Local Produce”

  1. Evonne Says:

    Free home grown grapefruit. Now you can’t beat that. Enjoy.

  2. Liz Says:

    How about the gazillion lemons we CAN’t seem to give away?

  3. sheepdays Says:

    This weekend I made some grapefruit sorbet. Very yummy. You could do that with your lemons, Liz.

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