First I want to share this cool art installation using nothing but security envelopes:
Next I wanted to share some new Etsy items with you. Since I closed my Emporium, I am listing leftovers and personal stash stuff on my Etsy shop. If you want multiples or want something I used to carry, e-mail me and I will see what I can do for you. I put a few new things up almost every day.
I received a ton of e-mails concerning the imported shrimp a few blog entries ago. I am happy that I am not the only one concerned about this. Did you know that on average our food travels 1500 miles from point of origin to our local store? A few years ago Time magazine had an article about a group of people who decided to challenge themselves to eat only food produced within 100 miles of their home. The blog world joined in and it is still going on. John and I like to shop our local farm market stands. Our farm stands are right in front of the farms indicating, we assumed, that the produce came from that piece of land. Imagine our disappointment when we noticed stickers on the tomatoes (Mexico) and on the cantaloupes (Honduras) that said otherwise. Since we live in Ohio, the growing season is shorter than in warmer climates, but still.... The point is one has to really pay attention when shopping. Not only does it cost the universe pollution, oil, local jobs, etc, but it also costs us in lost nutrients. Really what is the point?