As of right now we are staying in Yuma, Arizona. Along with being a border town this area is also referred to as the lettuce bowl of the United States.
Please explain to me on why that on January 18, 2011 I went to the grocery store, purchase a head of lettuce for the whopping amount of $1.49. I look on the packaging and I see that this head of iceburg lettuce is from some podunk town in Florida. WHAT!!!
Like I said I just don't quite understand the workings of the agriculture business. Having said that wouldn't it be better to buy what is grown local??? Not just because I paid waaaay too much for a head of lettuce to be transported from Florida to Arizona. I bet someone just like me in Florida is saying WTH am I buying Arizona lettuce for when they grow the exact same thing down the road.
I am a tad annoyed..........but then I'm the dope that paid $1.49 for the stupid lettuce that came all the way from Florida to my market here in Arizona.