So for the past week or so I have been eating my lunch from DowntownGrocery.com. I have gone in each day, and had a great soup, or quiche, or salsa concoction…all with locally produced produce. It has been an amazing experience to walk into a business like that, in that location, and get food and eat it. To see something downtown with that sort of bravery, that sort of standing in the way of everything and offering an alternative.
Today I shopped there for groceries for the first time. I left with the staples of the vegetarian diet I am embracing, and I paid less for the food than I do at the big stores. I think I sacrifice things like big purchases…I mean at 29 it made sense to buy 150 dollars worth of whatever for two weeks…but I think the downtowngrocery.com experience is based on small batch. Small batch growing, and small batch shopping.
I finally have a use for those canvas bags.