Saturday, 14 July 2012 13:37
As I write this article, the weather continues at over 100 degrees with people in various places experiencing power outages. It is both a time to count our blessings if we have not been negatively effected by these conditions and a time to prepare for possible future weather surprises.
As humans, one of our main needs is food. Now is the time to think about your "early retirement plan." Not your bank account for when you are over 65, but the time when you may be unexpectedly "retired" by not being able to fill your gas tank due to a power outage, being unable to get to your job or to the store, or to purchase the groceries you need because the supply ran out, or other even worse possibilities of which I am sure you are already aware. Stuck at home with whatever is on your shelves.
It is a good time to think about why you are a Bloomingfoods shopper. Is it because you own the place and elected people to make policies that will support local food growers and producers so that suppliers are nearby? Is it because you can trust the quality of the food you purchase there? Is it because it is the closest grocery store to where you live? Is it because you value the idea of cooperation in all its forms? Or, maybe you were just hungry.