I’m talking about “Food Desert” not Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mohave!
I’ve learned that if I find one of my favorite brands while grocery shopping, I need to stock up on as much of it as my trailer can carry!
For instance, I love Peanut Butter. But, I don’t like to stir it and I don’t like added sugar. That pretty much narrows my PB selection to Adams No-stir PB – which is not found anywhere down here. Pretty much all mainstream brands have sugar as the second ingredient; organic specialty brands often also have sugar, but even if they don’t, will require stirring or come without salt.
After shopping in Yuma for the last couple of weeks, I chanced into a bigger-than-normal Fry’s (Kroger owned – a lot like a Fred Meyer or a King Soopers). I was amazed and thrilled!! My favorite coffee creamer! My favorite Soy Milk!! An olive bar!!!! (still no Adams PB – oh well . . .) Most of these favorites require refrigeration – so I’m limited by the size of my fridge – but the soy milk is shelf-stable until opened so, I will really stock up on that before I leave Yuma. And tea. And . . .
|Yumm - stuffed olives!|
Still on the hunt for individually-sized diet mixers (ginger ale, tonic). Easy to find in the big gigantic size – but they go flat before I finish them.
Who can resist a beautiful sunrise!
Even if the rest of the day looked like this: