It made me wonder two things: 1. How could Sam's Choice make such an inexpensive product when it had to pay shipping on all of those goods? and 2. How would my life be different if I could only eat locally grown foods?
Apocalyptically speaking, I think one the first things to go would be transportation. Transportation is why we have the food we have. In my part of the country, it is why I have bananas, blueberries and wheat. You may have those things, but lack apples, asparagus, and cherries. When I look in my pantry, I realize that there is a lot I would have to live without. Peanut butter! Peanuts do not grow in zone 4! We do have sugar beets, though, so we would have treats--treats without chocolate chips. We would have potatoes three meals a day. Tomatoes, squash and beans grow well here, but not oranges. I certainly wouldn't be having papaya from Thailand and cashews from India.
If you had to eat locally, what would you miss?