Last year while in Kenya I was sitting in a van next to a very smart woman and I pointed out the pineapple fields. “Pineapples don’t grow on trees?!?” she exclaimed. No, they don’t, but growing up in Wisconsin how could she have known that and why should she? Well, I think not knowing how the food you eat goes from seed, sunshine and water to a juicy and sweet tropical treat is kind of like not knowing the history of your country. Sure, you can get through life fairly well without the knowledge, but knowing the story makes life so much richer and your decisions that much more informed. Wanting to drop some knowledge (and gain some myself), I’ve started this blog.
What this blog isn’t:
Does it have these tendencies? Most likely, although I think there are few strictly black and white issues in the area of food production–most answers to questions start with “It depends.” Do I try to keep it factual and let you know when my opinion is creeping in? I hope so; call me out when I don’t.
What this blog is:
This blog is about food and farmers, particularly around my current home in the Piedmont of North Carolina, USA. Related to that you might see posts about:
- animal breeds
- recipes (or links to them)
- restaurants/shops/markets featuring local foods
- whatever else WE find interesting
I’m so glad you’re coming on the journey with me. I’d love to hear from you about anything you’d like to see profiled.