Oh, i suppose there are many, including farmers, who could somehow find a way to argue with the title of my blog (which is also the title of a great article in the latest issue of Missouri Life magazine written by Corin Cesaric). But, the arguments will need to be pretty convoluted and perhaps mostly fall into the fallacy department.
Anyway, this is a beginners guide to exploring and discovering fresh food in Missouri. If you live in another state, the same guidelines can be applicable. No one is guaranteed a meal, nor is it even easy to find actual food in this country anymore. It takes planning, a change of diet (more seasonal or simply eliminate them from your diet), and exploration. Where is this great food?! The home manager/economist must take up the important mantel of “She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.” (Proverbs 31:14-15)
Now, i’m not one to worry with eating out, but if that is your thing, there are meals out there provided by restaurants committed to purchasing and serving fresh, in season, local as possible. Don’t forget to buy from your neighbors!! As the saying goes, “Costco doesn’t buy Little League t-shirts for your community.” Guessing that is true, but i’ve never been in a Costco or other big box store – i think there is one in Columbia (1 1/2 hours away)