The banana situation in Montreal

While trying to base my entire diet on food that is grown, raised, and produced close to where I live in Montreal, there are a few items that I have decided simply to eat regardless of their source. At the top of that list sits the banana.

I love bananas. Whether they are in my cereal, blended into my shakes, baked into my cakes (or what some people call "bread", but we all know it's really cake) or just eaten 'a la carte', bananas are great. I still feel guilty every time I eat one, but this week, for the first time, I found bananas that were not only labeled "organic" but also "fair trade."

I now feel a little less guilty. I am growing some of my own food, getting a lot of the remainder of my food from my CSA and other area farmers, and making many other efforts to live a sustainable life. I just hope that after investigating the sources of these "organic" and "fair trade" labels, they are really what they say they are.

So, as they say on Sesame Street - or at least that's where I know it from . . .

Bananana, doo doo, de doo doo
Bananana, doo doo doo doo
Bananana, doo doo, de doo doo
de doo doo doo doo doo

4 Responsesto “The banana situation in Montreal”

  1. Jenn says:

    I think the Sesame Street classic is "Mah Na Mah Na" (you can download it!) but if you want to celebrate bananas that way, go for it!  :-)  I love them too, I keep a bunch of them frozen to throw into smoothies.

  2. Laura says:

    I also just started seeing Fair Trade bananas here in Toronto, last week.

  3. Debs says:

    Jenn, I believe Manamanah was originally from the Muppet Show (on the Planet Koozbane?).
    <a href="http://food.gofrolic.org">Food Is Love</a>

  4. Debs says:

    Jenn, I believe Manamanah was originally from the Muppet Show (on the Planet Koozbane?).

    http://food.gofrolic.org