I don't know where you live, Brenna, but local seasonal vegetables are what is coming up out of the ground near you. My grandmother grew up on a farm in northern Pennsylvania over a hundred years ago (no electricity or running water) and all they had was what they grew. Potatoes, dry hard squashes, carrots, turnips, rutabagas and onions wintered over in the root cellar, along with apples. She used to say that by April they were going crazy for fresh anything, and cruised the fields awaiting the first dandelion greens, the first early luxury. The farms here in Virginia are starting to plant some things that they can cover, and we'll get early peas in late April. Personally, I'm grateful for the mega mart where I can enjoy the abundance of Chile this time of year, or at least the stuff that tastes good. I find imported blueberries and asparagus to be tasteless. And I used canned tomatoes (or hothouse cherry tomatoes) until I have the real glorious fruit in summer.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
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