My post about the difficulties of the logistics of family meals and feeding well got a lot of comments. Particularly as so much of the discussion and scolding parents get around feeding and “obesity” assumes so much: about finances, access to transportation, a working and large enough fridge, cooking and reading skills. As I wrote, “It’s one thing to say, “eat 5 servings of organic, local fruits and veggies!” and, “get thee to a farmer’s market!” But, the reality is, not all families own a min-van, have a covered garage, week-end mornings free to wander among the stalls at the market, or even a large fridge and freezer to store foods etc. When we blame parents for making kids fat or skinny, and admonish parents to shop and cook organics when most Americans live in a fresh food dessert, when 1/6 Americans now live below the poverty level (with a higher proportion of children), when soda costs a fraction of what organic milk does, we are often missing the picture, and missing the opportunity to affect change.”
So, we’ve been enjoying our experiment in apartment living, but it definitely changes how I shop, etc. On the top floor, I have to get all the groceries up. (In another way, having the luxury or underground parking, with no snow to contend with makes it easier…)
Our grocery cart that was featured in the old post on logistics, bent again and is out of commission. (I overloaded it and ran over a tennis shoe, it worked for awhile again, until I overloaded it again and the steel bent like butter…) So, here is what I am now using to get my groceries in the door. It doesn’t look as cool, but it works. Hey, you do what you gotta do, right?
What are your tricks for buying, planning, or getting food on your table? Thought folks might like this little update