Jewel’s Eating Local – Accessible/Affordable Update
Woot! On the back page of my CTrib food section for July 14, what do I espy: nearly 1/2 a page dedicated to “Locally Harvested” “Fresh from the field and picked at the peak of freshness.” The ad features Illinois sweet corn and peaches, Wisconsin cabbage, Indiana muskmelon, and Michigan blueberries and cucumbers. Of course they also lump in Tennessee green peppers and tomatoes, but will just wipe them out like Kremlin fixtures in disgrace. The same locavore specials are included in the weekly insert.
Rival Dominicks advertises Michigan blueberries too and also mentions locally grown lettuce and cabbage without giving the state of origin.
Caputo’s shows but one local item in their flyer, Michigan lettuce. Ultra also shows one item, Michigan blueberries. Food4Less shows no local in their copy.
Let us know what kinds of local items you are seeing at your neighborhood food stores.