I live in the Northeast region of the United States. I swear, nothing grows here. I’m eating cantaloupe right now, and you know where it’s grown? Honduras. Almost the entire produce department is imported, actually, and not just the tropical harvests. The apples are from Chile. And I know, for a fact, that apple trees grow in my town.
Another reason for me to grow my own fruits and vegetables. Nothing against Honduras, of course, but I think most sane people prefer to eat locally grown food. It’s not a trust issue. It just seems more natural to eat food that’s in season for the region in which I live.
But according to the grocery store, nothing can grow here. So I figure I’ll just move to where the plants grow. Central America or South America… but most definitely not North America, right?
Posted on 2013 Feb 21, in Ramblings and tagged America, Chile, food, fruits, gardening, growing, Honduras, import, produce, self sustaining, United States, vegetables. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.