16 August 2009
Today we went to the Soulard Market in St. Louis, MO where Locavores unite. I really like this banner, and I'm bitter that I didn't come up with it first. I've always leaned toward consuming local foods rather than organic. Local foods are healthier in the sense that they are fresher, environmentally-friendly because they are not manufactured or packaged, and are more economical for your community. I'm still developing my opinions, but local also facilitates people coming together in a community, producers and consumers have never been so connected. We went to get herbs for my mother's vacant planter on the deck.
We bought basil and parsley. Fantastic for our Mediterranean diets.
Since we gathered such treasures from the farmer's market, I couldn't help but make Pasta Primavera with cracked pepper fettucine. (I saw Julie & Julia and, needless to say, was inspired---highly recommended). I wish I would have invited the guy selling pineapple to dinner. As we made eye contact over the home-grown grub, he said "come and get it." I had to remind myself he was speaking to the prospective buyers and not my red-headed, flirtatious self.