Recently, i was presented with a dilemma, local or organic? It is peach season in Georgia. I was at the farmers market and saw that they had organic peaches from somewhere and local conventional peaches from Georgia. It was honesty the first time I had every really considered the difference.
I may be supporting a company/farmer that has ideals similar to myself.
It is poison free (in theory).
I encourage the market to support organic products.
The environmental impact of transportation of food would be less (in theory).
I may be supporting a small farmer versus and big company.
I encourage the market to support local products.
I stood there in front of the peach bins for several minutes contemplating. I opted for the local peaches. In part, I just wanted to say I used Georgia Peaches, but the major factor was the cost. The local product was cheaper. Even as I made a tasty morning smoothie with the peaches, I was still considering the difference. I thought I would post my thoughts here and see what the blog-world felt.
3 large peaches (peeled)
2 cups of apple juice
1 tablespoon of vanilla bean powder
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
In blender, puree all ingredients until smooth. If you do not have vanilla bean powder, you can use a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of sugar. This should make three 8oz glasses.