1) In the book it is suggested to eat produce which naturally grows in the climate where you live. So, clearly I want to limit things like citrus fruits. Our growing season is long enough to grow most other things in the summer. For instance, cranberries, heirloom apples, cherries all do very well. We've been very successful with squash, collard greens and Swiss chard in our own garden. But if I want fresh produce year-round it will obviously be shipped in from somewhere. Is this still considered an item from my own climate?
2) If I am going to eat produce shipped from warmer places, and their peak season for 'whatever' is 3 months ahead of what it would be here, is that produce still considered in-season? I tend to think yes because it had a naturally growing cycle in the environment it came from. Am I on the right track?
Welcome!!! I am just outside of Appleton, which is about 100 miles or so northeast of Madison. I know I this will sound crazy, but I love the cold and snow. Can't get enough of it. Nine more inches expected today:-) I did live in Mad-town for awhile myself. Hope you love it is as much as I did.
Well, we didn't get nine inches today, but we got enough to have to scrape off the car before work! I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but coming from a place where 70 degrees is "chilly"....it's just hard to handle! I'm ready for the sun, because Madison was honestly one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been in in the summertime!
Be sure to check the Rails to Trails in your part of the state if you do any biking. It is a program that removes the tracks from abandoned railways and converts them to nicely groomed bike trails. It's a wonderful way to see the very scenic driftless region.