Seasonal, Organic, or Local? What Matters Most To You When Shopping for Food?

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There are many debates and disagreements on what matters most when it comes to buying food. Some say local is most important, others say seasonal, and others believe organic/sustainable foods are the best. And of course, for some none of this matters.

What's not included in this list is affordable, accessible, fresh and delicious, non-GMO, and humane. Do you pay attention to these issues when shopping for food?

What matters most to you when shopping for fresh produce and other food? How do you negotiate the compromises and tradeoffs between price and values? Let us know more in the comments!

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Dana Velden has just finished writing her first book: Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Meditations and Recipes from a Mindful Cook which is based on her Weekend Meditation posts from The Kitchn. (Rodale Press, Fall, 2015) She lives in Oakland, CA.