Published on July 16, 2019
THERE IS VERY LITTLE LOCAL AGRICULTURE
In case it was not obvious, there is a massive ice sheet covering 80% of Greenland’s land mass, and the coastline that is exposed is primarily hard granite rock. It is only in the very southernmost latitudes that there is soil hospitable enough to grow crops like potatoes, lettuce and strawberries.
Needless to say, local produce from ‘the garden of Greenland’ is a bit rare, and those items that do make it to store shelves sell like hot cakes!
Tell your guests that nearly all what they will see in the shops is imported goods that are either shipped or flown up from Iceland, Denmark, Spain, and other countries. The meats and fish, on the other hand, like reindeer, musk ox, shrimp and halibut, to name a few, are wild-caught and local. (See #3).