Whole Foods and food

Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards?
Is this the best way we can raise our good crops?
To fall like dry leaves and rot on our topsoil
And be known by no names except “deportees”

“Deportee” by Woody Guthrie

I’m thinking about changing where I get my groceries, from Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods. Both are pretty similar stores; they both like to get organic foods, foods with no preservatives, things like that. Whole Foods, though, has two advantages: its a real grocery store, with a full meat counter, full bakery, etc etc and that they really try to get a lot of local food. I think the thing that did it for me in the end was the fact that they have gallons of milk in glass bottles from a local dairy farm. Local food is a thing that I like; it allows you to contribute to the local economy and keep local farmers in business against big corporate farms. Also, you get the freshest food; the milk that I got from Whole Foods is definitely fresher than milk that I’ve gotten from Harris Teeter. So I think I’m gonna keep going to Whole Foods, for now at least.

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