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About that organic stuff

3 Jul

Here’s a surprise for me. I’ve never been particularly interested in buying organic meats and produce. It’s priced higher and usually looks kind of beat up so not very appealing. But what I bought the last couple of weeks tastes amazing. It’s so much more flavorful than what I’ve been used to. Fruits and veggies are firm and juicy and the meat I’ve bought is tender. I wasn’t expecting to like it so much more. It’s hard on the wallet though, so I’m buying smaller quantities. Quality over quantity, that’s my new motto.

At the market in Jerusalem.

A seller at the market in Jerusalem. This photo was taken by my friend Gina.

I should mention that I am in Alaska, so although there is good local staple produce in season (potatos, carrots, lettuce, etc.), most of what we eat gets shipped from a long way away.

I visited Israel 18 months ago with a group of friends, and one of the first things we were struck by was how wonderful the food was. Everything tasted better than at home. Their tomatoes were the best I’ve ever eaten. And it just occurred to me that the organic produce I’ve been eating tastes like what we had in Israel.