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To Taste: Getting the Concept

Growers and customers share the joy of weird-looking heirloom veggies at the farmer’s market, but that’s not enough:

Everyone has to “get the concept” of why it’s important to grow organic and buy local.

One response to “To Taste: Getting the Concept

  1. Susan Dixon July 11, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Hi Leigh, Could you expand on this a little? Are you endorsing “getting the concept” or chiding the idea?

    Either way, the post made me think. Do you suppose there *is* a “concept”? Or at least a cultural story we tell ourselves? My mother, raised with a large organic garden, thought of it as representing “work” and “poverty.” Today we want someone else to do the work (see your Farm(ing) in a Box) but we see having produce like that as wealth. In fact, that is one of the dysfunctional stories – that clean, local food is *only* for the wealthy.

    So is this all about changing our cultural story to value clean, healthy food over “cheap and convenient”?

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