know your fruits and vegetables

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Me? Personally I enjoy Stop & Shop; sometimes I’ll make three or four orbits around the free cheese plates they put out nowadays just to stock up on little cubes of Cave Aged Gruyere. You can really taste the cave! But I know some people prefer Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, both of which are featured in interesting articles well worth reading in Slate — and how often can that be said? The author of the Whole Foods article makes a particularly cogent point about organic fruit:

Let’s say you live in New York City and want to buy a pound of tomatoes in season. Say you can choose between conventionally grown New Jersey tomatoes or organic ones grown in Chile. Of course, the New Jersey tomatoes will be cheaper. They will also almost certainly be fresher, having traveled a fraction of the distance. But which is the more eco-conscious choice? In terms of energy savings, there’s no contest: Just think of the fossil fuels expended getting those organic tomatoes from Chile.

…here in western Massachusetts, I find patrons of both stores to be — for the most part — fairly insufferable; however, I have to give the edge to Whole Foods shoppers for sheer douchebaggery, as they tend to shop as if gliding down the aisles carried aloft on wispy clouds of pure, unfettered self-satisfaction.

~jeff

4 thoughts on “know your fruits and vegetables”

  1. Holy hell, Jeff is pretentious. And juvenile. And not actually funny at all. Peanut butter and chocolate. Do you get out? Do you live in a precious womb of me-ism? Don’t answer that. Your piehole only deserves the cow-patty cheescake.

  2. Holy hell, Jeff is pretentious. And juvenile. And not actually funny at all. Peanut butter and chocolate. Do you get out? Do you live in a precious womb of me-ism? Don’t answer that. Your piehole only deserves the cow-patty cheescake.

  3. As a former employee of Bread & Circus, now a part of Whole Foods, I can attest to the pretension of its customers. Trader Joe’s, on the other hand, is tends to be full of hippie-types, intent on buying “green” without breaking the bank. And hey, Joe’s is cheap. Cheaper than your precious Stop & Shop, though if you are looking for anything fresh, you’re in the wrong place. Good thing the wife and I never cook. We simply heat.

  4. Who the fuck is Area Man?
    Was he at the Bishop’s Lounge THE NIGHT I COINED THE TERM DOUCHEBAGGERY??
    Jeff IS cheesecake, though. Totally cheesecake…and Jeff, if you ever commandeer any one of my numerous and hilarious phrases I will sic the Apgar on you. Find the Area Man. I have an extra can of Whoop Ass and I’m sure I can put a hurtin’ on his- if he’s feelin’ froggy–then JUMP! Otherwise I’ll put a flex on that wanksta. He bettah step. No diggity, I gots my nine and I will cap him fo sho.
    Dag. I’m out.

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