Something Joyce and I often talk about is the importance of being willing to spend more for the products that fit our lifestyle instead of simply shopping by price. Shopping by price alone is a great way to put people out of work, and it’s what has given us the rise of industrial agriculture and large, community-weaking entities like Wal-Mart.
We’re glad to see more and more people in the green and local food blogosphere echo this same idea and encourage others to do the same. Spending money on local goods helps keep communities strong, and, in the case of food, much healthier.
Here’s a wonderful post about local beef from Barbara Fisher at Tigers and Strawberries: Tigers & Strawberries Â» Why I Eat Locally Produced, Pasture-Raised Meats