Where’s the Local Food at Your Neighborhood Supermarkets This Week

July 29, 2010 at 10:40 am

Has the local food trend passed?  A perusal of the flyers in this week’s Chicago Tribune finds much less advertised local foods than in previous weeks.  Only Jewel still feels the locavore love.  On the other hand, the near white California strawberries being shown by Ultra Foods practically compels the looker to seek out local food.  Let’s see what we got this week.

Caputo’s – Usually your best place to get local foods in a grocery store, advertises no local food

Ultra Foods – No local food

Food4Less – No local food

Jewel – Plenty of local food

  • Michigan blueberries
  • Michigan celery
  • Michigan green peppers
  • Michigan cucumbers
  • Illinois herbs
  • Illinois mushrooms
  • Illinois corn
  • Indiana watermelon

Dominick’s – One indeterminate local item

  • Summer squash (yellow crookneck and zucchini)