I was at the new liquor store in East Liberty the other day. The one down by the Whole Foods. While I was grabbing my booze, I saw a young lady wearing a shirt that said something like, "Eat seasonal. Buy Local." Which appears to be an increasingly popular sentiment in the circles I am supposed to run in. And I suppose that's a good thing. It seems to make a lot of sense.
But does it? There appears to be some question whether "eat seasonal, buy local" is necessarily the best way, at least from an environmental point of view. Check out this link for a pretty serious discussion.
My less serious, snarkier contribution: Guess what the girl I encountered at the liquor store was buying? A nice Niagara wine? Something from Erie?
Nope. An Australian Shiraz.
And so it goes.