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How to Survive Without the Grocery Store

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, conservation, food, greenliving, protection )

- 1887 days ago -
Break out the pioneer spirit and head to the backyard. Look around the edges of your property for spots that have escaped the vicious blades of the lawnmower. No matter where you live--and especially if it's springtime--chances are you can find the salad

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:12 am
I don't buy much at the grocer's anymore (except some produce in winter). I'm lucky to have family farms and markets right next door. I do almost all the cooking with these ingredients and a little help from the health food shop.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:03 pm
The title is a bit of an overstatement for the content. The article poses a really good idea, and foraging is great for salads and herbs, but I think you would need command of at least some cultivation in order to eat a sufficiently varied diet. I find it very hard to obtain wild brasicas & fruits (other than berries), and the wild carrots I harvested were sadly too fibrous for eating. Take Barbara D.'s advice and visit farmer's markets.

. (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:01 pm
Laura is right. There are simply certain food that cannot be grown(cheese, peanut butter, rice,whole grain breads,) that I cannot do without.

Carol H (229)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:12 pm
noted, thanks Cher

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:04 pm
Noted with thanks Cher.
If we had to, I have several of these plants (and who doesn't have dandelions?) that would make a quick salad.
However - a dressing that comes from the outer (and inner parts) of the yard? Except vinegar is cheap! In summer we used to go out hunting for blueberries, wild strawberries, gooseberries. We just had a farmer's market open up in a town not too far from us, and we also buy from the Hutterites.
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