The season is about over. Aside from a few squash there is nothing local left. In
Food politics | Voting with your trolley the Economist argues some of the complexities of the eat local movement. I think that my eat local avoids the problems that they describe. The two keys are:
- Know what is naturally in season locally, so that you avoid blunders like using hot house tomatoes instead of the lower energy alternative of shipping them in from where the climate permits natural growth in season.
- Don't drive extra miles, in fact, try to reduce miles driven.
But it's now mostly over. The winter squash will keep, and almost everything else is shipped in. Come spring, the greens will pick up first, then the berries, and other vegetables come summer.