This post is part of ToadMama's Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge (BBBC) 2017 which is an attempt to make February go by a little more quickly. There are 28 topics, one for each day.
On the left is what we would like to have. And the right is our Alaskan reality. At least during the winter. Some vegetables are phenomenal in Alaska with our plentiful sunshine and warm temperatures during June and July but the rest of the year, forget it. You can find almost any kind of vegetable your heart desires but be ready to pay top dollar. Vegetables that have a long storage life like carrots, onions and potatoes are reasonably priced during the long winter months. A few years ago I was making my own green vegetable juice but the cost was ridiculous. I now settle for the too sweet version from Sam's Club (too much fruit juice not enough veggies). Nowhere near as tasty as my homemade version. The tomato is included in the picture as it is one vegetable (fruit?) that I almost always have on hand in spite of the ridiculous cost though not very flavorful as they are not ripe when shipped. Whenever I think it's bad here I just need to step into the AC store in Utqiaġvik aka Barrow for some truly shocking prices.