The roar of an endless blue ocean, the romance of vineyards and fine wine, the beauty of mountains so large they seem to touch the heavens.
Ahhhhhh, the West Coast.
There are so many reasons to love it, but in my opinion, one of the most endearing things about that far away land is how so many grocery stores there sell food from bulk bins.
Being from the Chicago, I never knew the wonders of West Coast grocery stores until a few months ago when I took my covered wagon to Oregon to visit to my oldest sister.
There, I experienced an awe-inspiring sight, which I shall relate to you through the following pictures:
You have to agree, it's pretty impressive. At this particular store, there were aisles and aisles of bulk bins full of anything from pasta and cereal to honey and sesame oil. It was amazing.
And it wasn't just the froofy markets that had bulk items. Even Safeway stores had them.
Reflecting on what I learned while I was in Oregon, I feel inspired to write letters to my local grocery stores again to request that they install bulk bins. Here's the letter I wrote last time.
Maybe if enough people write letters, more stores will start offering bulk bins.
After all, why should the people on the West Coast have better grocery stores than us?!?!