Plant ’em in the spring eat ’em in the summer
All winter without ’em’s a culinary bummer
– Homegrown Tomatoes, Guy Clark
As a society, we tend to buy roughly the same grocery store items over and over by reflex. We don’t like change much. What’s the easiest or cheapest to buy? I’ll take it, thank you.
I live in a town of about 34 square miles. If it were a true square, that’d be just less than 6 miles from one side to the other in any direction. I could walk it if I was motivated. And in that space, I have maybe a dozen grocery stores and that’s not counting the box stores and mini-marts that also sell groceries. We live in a time of staggering abundance. (Yet there are parts of town that are not close to one of these. Boggles the mind.)