time to accept that my meals will go from 90 to 100 percent local to 50 or less. I can stay committed to the local beef, pork, chicken, milk and butter but I need more than root veggies. This means it’s time, time to start buying more frozen and canned veggies at the store. Time to realize that we have to do what we can to eat a balanced meal and not just meat and potatoes because we can get it locally. It’s sad, and I look forward to what spring will bring, but it’s time. I hope my Kroger card still works.