Conscientious Cook: Local vs. Organic

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We're not looking to pick a food fight, but we are still pretty interested in your reactions to the increasingly polarized debate over local versus organic food.

The recent Time Magazine article was only the most recent salvo in this argument. The benefits of local and organic sometimes seem to be mutually incompatible, and with energy costs rising, do you choose the local conventional apple, or the organic one flown in from the coast? If you just had to pick, which way would you go?

• More online discussion of the Time article at Megnut and Serious Eats

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.