Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Drink Texas, Eat Texas
In addition to the sheer satisfaction of delighting my taste buds, a downright indulgence from on high if I do say so myself (and I do), purchasing each of these products allows me to support the local economy. I like to buy local goods whenever possible, being reasonably priced and of high quality, as in the case of these two products, makes the decision an easy one. Thus, not only have I satiated my appetite without busting my wallet, but I have also supported the craftsmanship of Houston and Shiner brewmasters and Brenham ice cream artisans.
Finally, I take a keen satisfaction in supporting the environment in this small way. Why buy products that require shipping from hundreds or even thousands of miles away if you can get something just as good or even better locally? I know it may not seem like much for an individual to make a conscious choice to buy local goods, but imagine for just a moment if everyone started to do the same thing. The environmental benefit would probably amount to something meaningful in the long term. In short, I encourage you to buy local products, too. For those living in Texas, I personally recommend beginning your entry into local industry with a cold brew followed by an even colder scoop of heaven. God bless Texas!