• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • Anne Miller
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Pearl Sutton
  • paul wheaton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • James Freyr
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Jocelyn Campbell
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler

how to find real food at the supermarket

 
steward
Posts: 6267
Location: Missoula, MT
1597
hugelkultur purity forest garden books food preservation
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Love this! 

Here's the site credit, pic below that. (Wish I had time to respond to all the other awesome posts here...)

http://summertomato.com/how-to-find-real-food-at-the-supermarket-flowchart/

Real-Food-Flowchart-2.png
[Thumbnail for Real-Food-Flowchart-2.png]
 
master steward
Posts: 30980
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Michael Pollan shares an interesting strategy



 
Posts: 170
Location: western Washington, Snohomish county--zone 8b
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
too funny Jocelyn!----My husband and I do try to stay on the perimeterof the grocery store...that is some wise advise!
 
pollinator
Posts: 4437
Location: North Central Michigan
26
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
that is cute but funny thing is now that a lot of produce has labels..all of mine that I have bought from a store lately have even had tiny little rounded labels with barcodes on them. Some stores are putting nutrition labels on everything including meat and produce ahead of laws requiring them to.

Now if you are shopping at a farmers market or garden stand that won't be an issue but if you are as the thread suggests going into a grocery store..likely things will eventually all have labels..and in my store all products have some label attached to nearly everything including individual peaches, apples, plums and pears.
 
Jocelyn Campbell
steward
Posts: 6267
Location: Missoula, MT
1597
hugelkultur purity forest garden books food preservation
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
You're right, Brenda - most all individual produce items now have little stickers on them. I can't remember who said that they thought those labels and the residue they leave behind should not be on organic produce - only on conventional. Maybe that was Paul.

I imagine that the stickers help the store checkers ring things up more quickly. I was incredibly surprised that my local grocery checker did not know some veggies that seem common in my book: chard, bok choy--can't recall what else. She actually had no clue what these things were. Kinda sad if you ask me.
 
steward
Posts: 7926
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
317
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yeah. I remember getting some ingredients to make stew one day.
When the checker got to the rutabagas ("Sweeds"), she paused and stared at them.
Finally asked "What are those?"

 
pollinator
Posts: 459
Location: Bothell, WA - USA
47
cattle forest garden trees earthworks food preservation solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Nice chart! I try to keep the "3 ingredients or less" guideline that works amazingly well! The pnly things I missed on recently was finding a taco sauce without preservatives...
 
pollinator
Posts: 1459
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
34
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Organic produce labels are supposed to start with the number 9.

I continue to be amazed at the stores that have a big sign up saying 'organic' and then fill that area up with produce that has a label starting with the number 4.

Another reason for me to grow as much of my own as possible.
 
Jocelyn Campbell
steward
Posts: 6267
Location: Missoula, MT
1597
hugelkultur purity forest garden books food preservation
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Eric Thompson wrote:Nice chart! I try to keep the "3 ingredients or less" guideline that works amazingly well! The pnly things I missed on recently was finding a taco sauce without preservatives...



Yeah, I gave up on finding taco sauce without preservatives and without grain. Oh, wait, I'm thinking of taco seasoning, not taco sauce. So now I simply create my own taco seasoning: lots of cumin, a bit of tomato paste, garlic, minced fresh onion, salt, pepper, and however much oregano, thyme, chili powder, cayenne and/or jalapeno (fresh minced, too) suits my fancy at the moment. Not exactly three ingredients, but at home, I know where all the ingredients come from. Hm, maybe this should be in the cooking forum...
 
Posts: 1141
Location: Central Wyoming -zone 4
21
hugelkultur monies dog chicken sheep
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
even the stuff that the chart reads as "real" food i would probably have to question, everything, down to the way the thing was raised or produced affects whether or not it should be consumed, so produce from the store may NOT be real food anyway

that being said, i currently live life from food that is bought at the local king soopers, sams club, walmart or the commisary at the local air force base
and am only able to supplement a small amount ofmy diet from my own ground
 
Getting married means "We're in love, so let's tell the police!" - and invite this tiny ad to the wedding:
HARDY FRUIT TREES FOR ORGANIC AND PERMACULTURE
https://permies.com/t/132540/HARDY-FRUIT-TREES-ORGANIC-PERMACULTURE
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic