by Jen Maiser
Culinate has published a compelling article by Deborah Madison in which she outlines her choice of local and organic when possible. I think that you'll find most of the authors on this board agree that, when possible it's best to choose local and organic. And I personally, don't love to see the two pitted against each other as it's some sort of an either/or contest. All of this is nicely summarized in Ms. Madison's piece. I hope you'll check it out.
I am not a fan of the insipid-tasting organic produce that fills the aisles of supermarkets. The real question is not so much organics versus local as much as it is Big Organics from far away versus the local organic food from your farmers’ market or CSA. That’s the real choice, and I’ll choose my local organic offerings every time. Why? They taste better, they’re fresher, they didn’t travel 1,500 miles (or more), and the plant varieties are more interesting.