At any rate we drove to the only place we are "allowed" to buy cider, as decreed by the Hubby. I don't mind the trip, because M is always in a fantastic mood, so he's most agreeable to anything and I enjoy the idea of supporting my "local" farmers. Although, it may not have been their produce M and I were gulping down this year, I still think it's important to support family businesses. It's a really one of the main reasons I starting "eating local." Some people did it for the environment, which is great. I did it to keep my money in the community-the better produce, cheaper prices and smaller environmental footprint are all added bonuses.
As we shopped, I noticed most of the "prepared" foods (honeys, jellies, ciders) were from areas and growers need me. What a happy little surprise! I even got myself a bottle of local blackberry cider as a little something extra.Yes, I said we bought two gallons of apple cider. The other one is sitting mostly empty in the fridge right now.