January 25, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,
Much to my dismay, Fresh Air Natural Foods, my source for all things “healthy” has closed after 20 years of business. I mourn this loss for (mostly) selfish reasons.
- The vast amounts of flours, grains & beans gave me easy access to foods not commonly sold in our local grocery store (quinoa, whole wheat pastry flour, millet, etc).
- The prices were reasonable and buying in gave me the ability to buy smaller amounts of items eaten less frequently.
- The most selfish reason-I often gave myself a nice pat on the back when I bypassed Whole Foods in favor of our local store.
Shopping local has it benefits and I admit that skipping the big organic grocer not only saved me time & money, it gave me the rights to boast that I support our local economy. But alas, my support was not enough and my beloved store closed its doors. This has lead to much discouragement as having a store like this in Lynchburg gave me easy access to cooking healthy & delicious food. Now my grain & flour purchases are going to take much more careful planning…road trip to Charlottesville anyone?