Being from the UK, like other countries such as the US, all food is about convenience yet I continue to read about places such as Japan, Italy and France where the whole country demands freshness in their food and wouldnt dream of it otherwise.
In a stupermarket today they were unloading some bluberries - out of season, but noticably the 'freshest' delivery of the day, yet the place of origin was Morroco! I couldnt help but wonder how long the fruit had been travelling for! Even Carrots (typical british foods) are delivered from aboard - none of which are organic.
I was shocked by how un-fresh every was and how far everything travelled. Im already growing my own fruit and veg, none of which will be ready until summer I'm afraid. But last year I grew my own strawberries - which was when I realised that the best fruit taste better eaten just after being picked.
I'm curious, how fresh is the food near you (or in your country) and does anyone else grow their own fruit and veg. There not even any farmers markets near me, the farmers shop exports their fruit and veg from abroad too!