While many of us try to buy as much local as we can, I am not opposed to purchasing organic foods that come from far away, such as coffee, cacao, acai, and quinoa.
For the most part, these items are just not grown in the continental U.S.
Or, so I thought.
Recently, I was sent a bag of Lundberg Family Farms’ organic tri-color quinoa and did a complete double-take when I saw that it was grown in California. I had absolutely no idea that quinoa was produced in this country and thought that it was exclusively harvested in the Andes in South America. (My assumption wasn’t too far off as Peru and Bolivia account for roughly 90% of the world’s quinoa production.)