I always think of my "shopping" as hunting and gathering! I "hunt" down the farmer with the wildest animals (heirloom breeds grazing on native grasses growing on pristine soil) and "gather" the wildest looking plants at the co-op (herbs!! basil, thyme, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, mint, sage, parsley, cilantro...).
Now, a crazy-happy-life-dream has come true!! Gathering in the backyard! The herbs are growing like crazy! Baskets of herbs!!! I always remembered enviously reading books with people drying, cooking, eating fresh herbs from the yard. I would try to replicate this at the co-op and farmer's market but it always felt odd paying so much for large supplies to ferment, dry, and preserve. Now I know why the authors write about this and do this themselves! Because there is such an abundance!
Hunting and gathering weeks and months of happiness! Another Happy Week!!!