Jamie wrote this post about food in America which I found to really ring true for me. I feel super lucky to live really close to (actually I'm surrounded by) farm land, so my Saturday Farmer's Markets are amazing. I love the seasonality of the produce that comes to this small farmer's market and there's something to look forward to every week. There's plenty of affordable organic produce and some of the best fruit I've ever had in my life (right now it's citrus season and the Cara Cara oranges are the best oranges I've ever had in my life and I'm not exaggerating here). Lately I've also been buying huge bunches of chard and kale (3 bunches for $5) for my daily breakfast of greens and eggs, and it's been lasting me over a week. I also spend $7.50 on eggs every other week (I know it's a ridiculous amount) because I really want to support a small farm that raises their chicken and goats ethically and the best way possible (plus they let me return my egg carton so as soon as I get my compost up, it'll be zero waste eggs!). I think if eggs were no longer factory farmed, that would be the true cost of good eggs. Anyway I'm willing to support my local farmers since it means they can continue to grow awesome produce. Below is my homage to Jamie's awesome photo of the citrus in season in France lol. Think of it like a Celeste Barber type post haha.
The less-TV-watching effort I mentioned from last week is going well. I did watch one documentary on HBO called Atomic Homefront about people fighting to get radioactive waste from WWII nuclear bomb production moved away from a landfill in their backyards. It's really heart-breaking to see people who can't move away because of money, but then have their kids and loved ones die early from crazy cancers. I hate to be a cynic but sacrifice zones like this will appear as the amount of livable land shrinks, and there's not much we can do about it (except be grateful we don't live near one?).
And to talk about something less depressing, currently I'm loving Le Labo's Santal 33 body lotion. The smell is subtle but really wonderful, not too sweet and not musky (this is the description: "A unisex fragrance that captures a defining image of the spirit of the American West and personal freedom" lol I wouldn't go that far but it's a great scent). I got three small travel bottles from my stay at the Pulitzer Hotel in Amsterdam and have already gone through 2 of the bottles. I'm definitely going to be ordering more, though I think I might try one of their other fragrances. Have you guys tried Le Labo before?
P.S. Also, I'm talking about a sustainable wardrobe with 10 other fabulous bloggers over on Curated Cassi! It's my first time showing up on another blog so I feel super grateful, thanks Cassi! :)