Recently a friend came to visit. The friend, her husband, and child were some of the pickiest eaters I have ever met. So many items that were cooked were "unusual" or not packaged (they were all fresh foods from the local market).
See, I try to only cook with items that can be grown locally. I am doing this in the event of any changes that may affect our family. Well, I want to be certain that our family can and will eat foods that I can either grow or find from local growers. What would happen if my children would only eat packaged foods? What if they only knew how to eat white bread? This would not do well in a sustainable lifestyle. Wheat is grown locally - I can grind wheat berries (and they are not bleached). I can grow spinach, kale, beets, potatoes, apples, tomatoes, and more ... Not oranges. My children will know how to eat whatever is prepared.
We know how to eat local foods. If we move, I will learn how to make foods from that region!
Ask yourself and then learn to fill the gaps:
- What types of foods are grown in your region?
- Do you know how to cook with them?
- Do you know how to preserve them?
- Can you learn how to grow these foods?
- What can you do so that you are not dependent upon foods shipped to you?