A post on instant replay.
This post pairs well with the chapter I’m currently reading in Alicia Kennedy’s “No Meat Required,” detailing The Farm, a 70s commune-turned-coop, and their vegan culinary vision. Coincidence?
At home in Wisconsin, I'm now a locavore, cooking from scratch most days using seasonal produce from within an hour away.. Eating well while traveling is much harder: Even in the UK there's relatively good food to be found, but the situation here in the US is going from dire to worse.
Thanks for this post, Kate. I just finished DIRT, by David R. Montgomery, an eye-opening look at our abuse and destruction of our planet's skin and what that means for our food. Enlightening, sobering.
Yes to ripe juicy peaches and REAL food grown in dirt and sunshine and not genetically modified!!! 🍑🍅☀️
Many years ago, my late father belonged to a fishing club based on an Illinois farmer's land. Three times a week my father would drive across the river - we lived in St. Louis - to enjoy a day of relaxing fishing. He became friends with the farmer who would regularly send home fresh vegetables for us to enjoy. Even after so many years, the taste of those really fresh tomatoes and asparagus cannot be matched by anything I find in a store!
It's only going to get worse, I'm afraid. I used to be able to do some gardening and have vegetables that I grew myself, but not any more. There is a food co-op farm in my area, but there is a requirement to work there for 4 hours a week. Not able to do that either. I'm 72, worrying about getting decent healthy food is something I can't stress about. Greg and I do the best we can with our Social Security. Our country isn't geared to helping people eat well. It's so frustrating.