I had to hit Home Depot a couple days ago for a toilet plunger. (Yup, if your eight year old puts enough recycled toilet paper down a toilet, it will very nearly overflow!) After pulling into the parking lot, I was greeted by this beauty.
Honestly, I'm not sure what to think.
The eat local movement has clearly hit the mainstream if big box stores are cashing in on it. But isn't there something oxymoronic about that?
It is really great that people who wouldn't or couldn't visit a farmer's market or a locally owned nursery can obtain affordable vegetable starts at a major outlet. Indeed, the nursery section of Home Depot was overloaded with all different kinds of vegetable seedlings, berry plants and fruit trees. As a result, I'm certain there will be more vegetable gardens out there.
But what is Home Depot selling? From what I saw, most of their stock was non-organic, hybrid and pretty healthy looking. Not something I necessarily want in my back yard and yet . . .
Well, what do you think about the chained locavore movement? Good thing? Bad thing? Or a bit of both?